MOBIDIAG’S FAST SCREENING TEST IDENTIFIES RESISTANT BACTERIA, ASSESSES PATIENT CONDITION
Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae are responsible for a wide range of common medical conditions, including urinary tract infections, diarrhea, peritonitis, and bloodstream infections. They are also extremely resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics often used for high-risk and multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. To implement proper infection control measures in hospitals, simple, rapid, and accurate methods are needed to detect all carbapenemase producers and differentiate between them and other bacteria.
Global diagnostics company Mobidiag is offering in Europe a fast screening assay that can rapidly and automatically identify clinically relevant carbapenemase resistance and assess the patient’s condition. The goal is to enable healthcare providers to act quickly to reduce the risk of infection spread in hospitals, and avoid related costs such as unnecessary bed days in isolation. The assay will be substitutable for slower and more labor-intensive culture-based tests as well as an adjunct to antimicrobial resistance testing.