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Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Best Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections
Date:6/2/2009

bosomal RNA (rRNA) in live bacteria and yeast. PNA FISH tests enable microbiology labs to provide rapid and accurate identification of bloodstream pathogens directly from positive blood cultures in hours instead of days. Clinical studies show that rapid identification of bloodstream pathogens using PNA FISH tests leads to more appropriate patient therapy that saves lives and reduces unnecessary antibiotic use, patient length of stay and hospital costs.

    References:
    (1)Forrest et al.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Oct;52(10):3558-63.
    (2) Shoham et al. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Jun;4(3):637-40.
    (3) Forrest et al. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2006 Jul;58(1):154-8.

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