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.
Please see Instructions for Use (IFU) for complete performance data.
1 One false negative was CP positive upon repeat testing (spiked sample).
CA = C. albicans, CG = C. glabrata, CP = C. parapsilosis