- March 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The clinical use of multiplex PCR platforms, like the Biofire® Filmarray® Pneumonia (PN) in CAP patients dramatically increases the frequency of detection of potential viral and bacterial pathogens. The companion use of biomarkers, like VIDAS® B•R•A•H•M•S™ PCT™ to measure serum procalcitonin levels helps adjudicate whether the detected potential pathogens are colonizing or invading. The combination of enhanced pathogen detection and PCT levels is of great help in antibiotic stewardship activities.