Why you need to know the difference
True infections with Staphylococcus aureus present considerable clinical challenges such as: increased mortality rates, prolonged hospital stays and additional costs. Blood culture contamination with Coagulase-Negative Staph (CoNS), on the other hand, leads to unnecessary coverage with broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, extended length of stay and unnecessary hospital costs.1
QuickFISH Provides 20 Minute Identification and Differentiation of S. aureus and CoNS
- Results 1-3 days earlier than conventional methods.
- Allows for early, aggressive and appropriate therapy for patients with true infections.
- Enables de-escalation of broad spectrum antimicrobials (e.g. vancomycin) for patients with contaminated blood cultures.1