Candida QuickFISH for Diagnosis of Candidemia from Blood Cultures (Candidaemia)


Candida QuickFISH is designed to facilitate rapid diagnostics of Candidaemia (Candida infection in the bloodstream) directly from positive blood cultures. Candidaemia is a common manifestation of invasive yeast infection (Candidiasis) and can be a life-threatening issue in patients admitted to the I intensive care unit or who are immunocompromised.

Candidaemia can be a result of the spread of an infection that originated at another site in the body, or can also have been introduced via an infected indwelling catheter. In either case Candidaemia is a serious matter, and prompt, effective treatment is necessary. As such rapid identification of the causative Candida species is extremely important so that an appropriate antifungal agent can be used.


QuickFISH provides a positive, unambiguous species identification in 20 minutes, and is based on the proven, patented PNA-FISH technology from AdvanDX. In addition, QuickFISH requires minimal sample handling – only 5 minutes hands-on time using material taken directly from positive blood cultures.


Performance Data

Please see Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete performance data.

Conventional Identification

CA CG CP Other Species Total
QuickFISH CA 55 0 0 0 55
CG 0 54 0 0 54
CP 0 0 30 0 30
Negative 0 0 11 43 44
Total 55 54 31 43 183


1 One false negative was CP positive upon repeat testing (spiked sample).
CA = C. albicans, CG = C. glabrata, CP = C. parapsilosis


Key Benefits at a Glance

  • Identification of Candida albicans, C. glabrata and C.parapsilosis directly from blood cultures in 20 minutes.
  • Sensitive and specific assay permits reporting of species identification at the same time as the gram stain result.
  • Facilitates rapid, accurate decision making as to the most appropriate antifungal therapy.


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About Sepsis Diagnostics

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the presence of micro-organisms such as bacteria (bacteraemia) and fungi (fungaemia) in the bloodstream. Disease progression can be rapid so effective clinical intervention in these cases requires prompt diagnosis and identification of the responsible pathogen.

The QuickFISH system offers unprecedentedly fast (20 minute) species identification of pathogens directly from positive blood cultures, allowing the reporting of pathogen identification at the same time as the reporting of Gram stain results. Implementation of QuickFISH for sepsis diagnostics can deliver

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Decreased financial outlay
  • Optimised antibiotic use
  • Decreased patient length of stay