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Pricing and Online Ordering at www.alphalabs.co.uk Microbiology QuickFISH™ Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Tests Candida QuickFISH™ Conventional culture techniques can take 2-5 days to make a positive species identification. Unlike C.albicans and C.paralopsilosis, many C.glabrata isolates are not sensitive to fluconazole: species identity is needed to make a decision on appropriate treatment. Candida QuickFISH allows clinicians to rapidly ensure early, appropriate antifungal therapy, facilitating better patient outcomes and reducing antifungal drug costs. ■■Identification of Candida albicans, C. glabrata and C.parapsilosis directly from blood cultures in 20 mins. ■■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. C.albicans C.paralopsilosis C.glabrata Candida QuickFISH Catalogue Number Description Pack Size QFCANBC1-25 Candida QuickFISH™ BC Kit 25 AdvanDx Enterococcus QuickFISH™ According to the Health Protection Agency, bacteraemias caused by Enterococcus species are the fourth most common type seen in NHS hospitals. The vast majority of these infections can be linked to two causative pathogens, Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium. Treatment decisions are difficult as each species exhibits differing antibiotic resistance profiles. While E. faecalis is generally susceptible to commonly prescribed antibiotics, infections with E. faecium are frequently resistant and require a different therapy. The spread of these Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci (GRE) is a significant and growing problem. Since conventional identification methods can take up to 3 days or longer, patients with E.faecium bloodstream infections may receive inappropriate antimicrobial therapy for days leading to higher mortality and significant extra hospital costs. ■■Identification of E.faecium and E.faecalis from positive blood cultures in 20 minutes ■■Rapidly ensure early, appropriate therapy for patients with E. faecium infections ■■Minimise the unnecessary use of broad spectrum antibiotics ■■Reduce mortality ■■Avoid significant hospital costs E. faecalis E. faecium Negative Enterococcus QuickFISH Catalogue Number Description Pack Size QFENTBC1-25 Enterococcus QuickFISH™ BC Kit 25 AdvanDx n email order sales@alphalabs.co.uk n freefax order 0800 614249 321


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