Optimizing Time to Identifying Growth from Short Incubation Cultures Using WASPLab


– Mortality due to sepsis is high with delays in diagnosis and delays in initiation of appropriate Rx linked to poor outcomes

– MALDI-TOF MS is useful to identify blood culture (BC) short-incubation culture isolates thereby improving identification turn-around-times (TAT) to <12 hours for most isolates

-WASPLab encompasses an integrated model of automated processing and smart incubation involving high-resolution imagine

– WASPLab combined with VITEK MS (bioMerieux) has the potential to further improve BC ID TAT