Title: Syndromic testing in a small urban hospital: impact on the lab, patient outcomes, and medical decision making
Speaker: Dr. Michiel van Rijn, Clinical Microbiologist, Ikazia Hospital
This webinar discusses the implementation of a rapid 24/7 PCR service in a small urban hospital setting.
Modern PCR technologies are changing the workflow of medical microbiology laboratories, making it possible to get molecular test results within an hour instead of days to weeks. Smaller and cheaper analyzers also make multiplex PCR techniques possible for smaller laboratories without a molecular testing department.
Although the Ikazia hospital is one of the smaller hospitals in Rotterdam (360 beds), it has offered a "24/7" PCR service to its medical staff for 10 years, starting with molecular screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 2009. The hospital has expanded its portfolio in the last decade, and most recently, rolled out multiplex syndromic testing in 2018.
In this webinar, Dr. Michiel van Rijn speaks about the implementation of a rapid 24/7 PCR service in his hospital and the effects of this service on patient outcomes and clinical decision making strategies. In particular, he shares his experiences with DiagCORE syndromic testing and his expectation of further use of this technology in the future.
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