Assessment of the usefulness of performing bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing 24 h a day in a clinical microbiology laboratory.

@article{Eveillard2010AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the usefulness of performing bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing 24 h a day in a clinical microbiology laboratory.},
  author={Matthieu Eveillard and Carole Lemari{\'e} and J. Y. Cottin and Hikombo Hitoto and Chetaou Mahaza and M Kempf and M-L Joly-Guillou},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1084-9}
}
The impact of inoculating agar media with positive blood cultures and of performing bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for positive urine cultures, blood cultures and certain fluid cultures after day hours (night service (NS)) was evaluated in a clinical microbiology laboratory. The impact of the NS was assessed in terms of decreases in the delays from the time of sampling to the time at which results became available and of the consequences for patient… CONTINUE READING