The MIC value definition faithfully reflects antimicrobial sensitivity, profoundly impacting the infection's clinical outcome. Our study aimed to evaluate the Accelerate PhenoTM System in defining the importance of fast phenotypic susceptibility data. A number of 270 monomicrobial samples simultaneously underwent standard procedures and fast protocols after a contemporary Gram stain. Finally, we provided Turn-around Time (TAT) and statistical evaluations. The fast technology required a medium value of 7 h to complete ID and AST profiles. Although there were some spectrum limitations, it revealed an optimal success rate in microbial identification directly from positive blood cultures. The Gram-negative AST reached a 98.9% agreement between the Accelerate Pheno™ System and the standard method. In addition, the Gram-positive AST gathered a 98.7% agreement comparing the same systems. The chance to rapidly provide precise MIC values is one of the last frontiers in clinical microbiology, especially in high-prevalence antimicrobial resistance areas.

The Rapid Phenotypic Susceptibility Testing in Real-Life Experience: How the MIC Values Impact on Sepsis Fast Diagnostic Workflow

Migliorisi, Giuseppe;Calvo, Maddalena;Perez, Marianna;Scalia, Guido;Stefani, Stefania
2024-01-01

Abstract

The MIC value definition faithfully reflects antimicrobial sensitivity, profoundly impacting the infection's clinical outcome. Our study aimed to evaluate the Accelerate PhenoTM System in defining the importance of fast phenotypic susceptibility data. A number of 270 monomicrobial samples simultaneously underwent standard procedures and fast protocols after a contemporary Gram stain. Finally, we provided Turn-around Time (TAT) and statistical evaluations. The fast technology required a medium value of 7 h to complete ID and AST profiles. Although there were some spectrum limitations, it revealed an optimal success rate in microbial identification directly from positive blood cultures. The Gram-negative AST reached a 98.9% agreement between the Accelerate Pheno™ System and the standard method. In addition, the Gram-positive AST gathered a 98.7% agreement comparing the same systems. The chance to rapidly provide precise MIC values is one of the last frontiers in clinical microbiology, especially in high-prevalence antimicrobial resistance areas.
2024
MIC value
rapid phenotypic AST
sepsis
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