Assistance to identify the right antibiotic at the right time.
Each year, 2 million people contract an antibiotic resistant infection and at least 23,000 people die Lushniak, MD, B. (2014, Jul-Aug). Surgeon General’s Perspectives. Antibiotic Resistance: A Public Health Crisis. Public Health Reports 129.
- Antibiotic effectiveness has been greatly compromised by ability of pathogens to develop antibiotic resistance
- When antibiotics do not work, infections can last longer, cause more severe illness, require more visits or hospital stays and involve more expensive treatment
- 30% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary CDC. (2017). Antibiotic Use in the United States 2017: Progress and Opportunities. https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/stewardship-report/pdf/stewardship-report.pdf
- Early identification of the correct treatment can help reduce spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens
24 Hours Can Make A Difference
One day can be the difference between life and death for a patient waiting for effective treatment.
- Detect pathogens and identify antibiotic resistance in 24 hours*
- Make prompt and accurate treatment decisions
- Reduces potential unnecessary drug exposure and adverse events
- *Majority of results available in 24 hours from receipt of specimen
Detect 98% Of The Most Common Pathogens
- Provides a more definitive diagnosis than POC antigen assays
- Higher accuracy and broader detection than culture
- Detects polymicrobial infections
- Unaffected by concurrent antibiotic use