APR 11, 2018 9:00 AM PDT

Conversion of Group A Streptococcus Confirmation Testing from Culture to Molecular: Automation, Workflow Improvements and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sponsored by: DiaSorin Inc.
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Abstract

Streptococcus pyogenes or Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a pathogenic bacteria that causes both invasive and non-invasive infections resulting in mild to severe life-threatening disease.

Laboratory guidelines mandate that a more sensitive confirmatory test is performed on negative rapid antigen samples. However, routine culture detection of the organism can take an additional 24-48 hours. As an alternative, rapid molecular testing for Group A Strep can offer a faster and more efficient method for confirmation, contributing to the accelerated treatment of the patient.

During this presentation you will learn how our laboratory implemented a rapid, automated highthroughput method for molecular confirmation of rapid antigen negatives. The advantages of moving this assay from culture to molecular in terms of workflow and increased sensitivity will be discussed.


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APR 11, 2018 9:00 AM PDT

Conversion of Group A Streptococcus Confirmation Testing from Culture to Molecular: Automation, Workflow Improvements and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sponsored by: DiaSorin Inc.


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