Direct identification of bacteria in positive blood cultures: comparison of two rapid methods, FilmArray and mass spectrometry.

@article{Rand2014DirectIO,
  title={Direct identification of bacteria in positive blood cultures: comparison of two rapid methods, FilmArray and mass spectrometry.},
  author={Kenneth H Rand and John Paul D{\'e}lano},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={
          293-7
        }
}
We evaluated the accuracy and performance of the FilmArray Direct from Positive Blood Culture system (BCID) (BioFire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) and the VITEK Mass Spectrometry System (Vitek MS; bioMerieux, Durham, NC, USA) to identify bacterial isolates from 161 positive blood culture bottles. The BCID uses multiplex PCR to identify 90-95% of common isolates to the genus or species/complex level as well as mecA, Van A/B, and bla(KPC) genes in approximately 1 hour. Of 151 monomicrobic… CONTINUE READING
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