QuickFISH offers 20 minute Pathogen ID from blood cultures, facilitating:
Our example based on published data shows how.
In NHS hospitals, for every 100 blood cultures positive for Staphylococci, 39 are due to Staphylococcus aureus, and 61 are due to Coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS)1
Identification of CoNS in 20 minutes rather than 24-48 hours delivers:
Identification of S.aureus in 20 minutes rather than 24-48 hours delivers:
In a cohort of 100 patients with Staphylococcus positive blood cultures this would save 122 patient bed-days, 275 doses of vancomycin and 8 lives.
Treating a patient with Septicaemia costs £1400 per day4,5,6 – adopting QuickFISH could save £170,000 per cohort of 100 patients!
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1. Polymicrobial bacteraemia and fungaemia in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 2011 (Health Protection Agency data) http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1317137720400
2. Forrest GN, Mehta S, Weekes E, Lincalis DP, Johnson JK, Venezia RA. Impact of rapid in situ hybridization testing on coagulase-negative staphylococci positive blood cultures. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Jul;58(1):154-8
3. Ly T, Gulia J, Pyrgos V, Waga M, Shoham S. Impact upon clinical outcomes of translation of PNA FISH-generated laboratory data from the clinical microbiology bench to bedside in real time. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Jun;4(3):637-40.
4. Reference costs, Department of Health, 13 January 2011 – http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_123459
5. Sepsis Management in Scotland: A Report by the Scottish Trauma Audit Group, NHS Services Scotland – http://www.stag.scot.nhs.uk/Publications/STAG-SEPSIS-Report-November-2010.pdf
6. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) News and Numbers, October 6 2011 – http://www.ahrq.gov/news/nn/nn100611.htm