Bruker unveils rapid blood detection kit

At the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday, Bruker Corp. introduced a new rapid detection kit and workflow system for the rapid detection of microorganisms in blood.

The In Vitro Detection (IVD) MALDI Sepsityper is able to detect over 2,000 types of microorganisms within a blood culture. According to the company, this new kit is able to reduce the time it takes for a result by up to 36 hours in some cases. Most tests see a result after 30 minutes once extraction and gram-staining are complete, and professionals have expressed satisfaction as they have implemented the system into their daily workflow.

“The introduction of the Bruker MALDI Sepsityper kit into our workflow has proved to be a decision that we are very pleased with, and that has resulted in clear benefits to the laboratory and our users," St. George's Hospital in London consultant clinical scientist Cassie Pope said. "We implemented it for the identification of organisms in all blood cultures that have flagged as positive in the morning. This has reduced our time to identification by 24 hours, and allows us to provide a better service, and promotes timely prescription of appropriate narrow spectrum antimicrobials."

Pope said clinicians value the kit for its improved service and earlier identification information. She also said tests are easy to perform and provides identifications that they have confidence in, typically within 30 minutes.

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