Diagnostics & Susceptibility Testing
What is Diagnostics & Susceptibility Testing?
Diagnostics & Susceptibility Testing is a laboratory procedure performed by medical technologists (clinical laboratory scientists) to identify which antimicrobial regimen is specifically effective for individual patients. On a larger scale, it aids in the evaluation of treatment services provided by hospitals, clinics and national programs for control and prevention of infectious diseases. Recently, researchers have to implement continuous surveillance activities for resistance patterns due to the mutations in bacterial DNA.
Features, Applications & Benefits
An important task of Provectus Diagnostics is the performance of diagnostics & susceptibility testing of significant bacterial isolates. The goals of testing are to detect possible drug resistance in common pathogens and to assure susceptibility to drugs of choice for particular infections.
The performance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing by Provectus Diagnostics is important to confirm susceptibility to chosen empirical antimicrobial agents, or to detect resistance in individual bacterial isolates.
Advantages of using Provectus
We at Provectus utilize current state of the art automated Diagnostics & Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing instruments. Compared to manual methods, these instruments provide a streamlined workflow and quantitative results, thus simplifying the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determinations for pathogenic bacteria isolated from clinical samples. The MIC is defined as the lowest concentration of antibiotic required preventing bacteria growth and is used to determine if the infected pathogen is susceptible or resistant to an antibiotic.
From tracking antibiotic resistance markers in bacteria to diagnosing sepsis, a costly and life-threatening response to blood infection, patient care depends on getting reliable lab results quickly. Speed is so important because a sepsis patient’s mortality rate increases by 7.6% each hour that appropriate antibiotic treatment is delayed. Whether you’re focused on identifying causative pathogens or infection control, we have solutions to help
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Still Have Questions?
At Provectus Diagnostics we want to make sure all your questions are answered. So we have created an FAQ page to touch on some of the most common questions our customers ask before engaging our services.
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