Rapid Detection of Bloodstream Pathogens in Oncologic Patients with a FilmArray Multiplex PCR Assay: a Comparison with Culture Methods

Maria Szymankiewicz, Beata Nakonowska
2018 Polish Journal of Microbiology  
The results of the FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel (BCID) (BioFire Diagnostics) and the culture with susceptibility testing of 70 positive blood cultures from oncologic patients were compared. The multiplex PCR assay (BCID) identified 81 of the 83 isolates (97.6%), covered by the panel. The panel produced results in significantly shorter time than standard identification methods, when counted from receiving positive blood cultures bottles to the final results. It is an accurate
more » ... hod for the rapid identification of pathogens and resistance genes from blood culture in oncologic patients.
doi:10.5604/01.3001.0011.6149 pmid:30015431 fatcat:gdv4m5u6s5dpvput4a5mdqd7im