Rapid test to identify pathogen from blood cultures
hemoFISH S.aureus/CNS Screen
Based on fluorescence in situ hybridisation and designed to differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative Staphylococci in positive blood cultures, the hemoFISH S.aureus/CNS Screen supports clinicians in effectively managing blood stream infections. The test also fits perfectly in today’s laboratory routine. Total turnaround time is only 15 minutes so that results can be reported together with the Gram stain. In addition, up to 12 blood cultures can be processed and analysed simultaneously, allowing microbiologists to apply this test in a batch mode. Importantly, the simple and robust assay procedure, which includes intrinsic controls in every test, is very accurate.Besides the hemoFISH product line, multiplex tests for semi-quantitative identification of pneumoniarelated pathogens directly from respiratory secretions are offered.