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Microbiology Bacteraemias caused by gram negative rods are now the most common type seen in NHS hospitals, and the incidence is increasing. Gram negative rods look identical under the light microscope after gram staining and further identification to species by culture methods can take 24-48 hours. Compared to enterobacteria, P. aeruginosa is relatively resistant to many antibiotics, so positive species identification is needed to make an informed treatment decision. ■■Identification of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa directly from blood cultures in 20 minutes ■■Report species identification at the same time as the gram stain result ■■Rapidly ensure early, appropriate therapy for patients with P. aeruginosa infections ■■Minimise the unnecessary use of aggressive anti-Pseudomonas therapies and broad-spectrum antibiotics Staphylococcus species look identical under the light microscope after gram staining, and further identification to species by culture methods can take 24-48 hours. Staphylococcal bacteraemias are frequently treated with vancomycin until species ID becomes available, but now QuickFISH can remove this requirement. ■■Distinguishes Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) in 20 minutes ■■Allows species ID to be reported with gram stain result ■■Works with samples taken directly from blood cultures: no sample preparation needed. ■■Ensure early, appropriate therapy for patients with S.aureus infections ■■Minimise the unnecessary use of vancomycin and broad-spectrum antibiotics 322 QuickFISH™ Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Tests Pricing and Online Ordering at www.alphalabs.co.uk n freephone order 0800 387732 n buy online at www.alphalabs.co.uk Gram-Negative QuickFISH™ E. coli K. pneumoniae P. aeruginosa Gram Negative Rods QuickFISH Catalogue Number Description Pack Size QFGNRBC1-25 Gram Negative Rods QuickFISH™ BC Kit 25 AdvanDx Staphylococcus QuickFISH™ S. aureus CoNS Negative Staphylococcus QuickFISH Catalogue Number Description Pack Size QFSTABC1-50 Staphylococcus QuickFISH™ BC Kit 50 AdvanDx


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