Laboratory Analysis of the ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Panels for Timelier Diagnosis of Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteremia, Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

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In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss the analytical performance of the ePlex Blood Culture Identification Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive panels, compared to conventional microbiology, using prospective clinical samples for the identification of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance markers. The webinar will highlight how multiplex panels can improve laboratory workflow and time to result for patients with bacteremia. The presenters will explore the retrospective clinical outcomes associated with the implementation of rapid sample-to-answer multiplex panels, delivering timely results to the patient care team for better patient management and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

The microbiology laboratory can benefit from sample-to-answer multiplex systems to streamline workflows at the blood culture bench and provide more rapid information to the clinical team managing patients.

Conventional microbiology has been the backbone for diagnosing bacteremia, yet in the past decade, new technologies have emerged. Molecular techniques are now an important tool in the clinical microbiology laboratory to provide organism and resistance-mechanism identification quickly using rapid multiplex panels. These panels can be used directly on positive blood cultures to deliver information to clinicians for timelier management of patients with bloodstream infections due to bacterial and fungal pathogens.

The microbiology laboratory can benefit from sample-to-answer multiplex systems to streamline workflows at the blood culture bench and provide more rapid information to the clinical team managing patients. Members of the clinical team can utilize faster molecular identification results delivered by the laboratory to properly provide care and therapeutic management for each patient, instead of waiting for traditional culture and antimicrobial susceptibility results, which can take more than 24-48 hours.

In this webinar, the audience will hear a microbiology laboratory director and an infectious diseases physician from a tertiary care facility describe their experience testing positive blood cultures from the clinical microbiology laboratory on the ePlex Blood Culture Identification Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Panels.

Join experts from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sixto M. Leal Jr., MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Clinical Microbiology, Fungal Reference Laboratory, Department of Pathology Division of Laboratory Medicine; and Todd McCarty, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, for the live webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3pm EST (12pm PST).

For more information, or to register for this event, visit Laboratory Analysis of the ePlex Blood Culture Identification Panels for Timelier Diagnosis of Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteremia.

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