AST data

Rapid AST directly from positive blood cultures

Isolates (P. aeruginosa, E. coli, K. pneumoniae, S. aureus and E. faecalis) were spiked in blood culture flasks with blood from healthy individuals and incubated until signaled positive.

Of the 476 bacteria-antimicrobial agent combinations tested, phenotypic AST results obtained within 6 hours showed 96% essential agreement and 95% categorical agreement compared to reference broth microdilution.