Check out our latest #whitepaper containing clinical trial data, real-world evidence, and example algorithms that detail how T2Candida can be incorporated into practice and improve care for invasive candidiasis in your own practice.
- March 31, 2023
The early detection and identification of clinically important organisms, including the most prevalent ESKAPE pathogens,1 enables clinicians to provide earlier targeted therapy for their patients.
Until now, the only way to provide species-specific diagnostic results was with a blood culture. Blood culture is severely limited by poor sensitivity, requiring multiple blood culture sets, and false-negative test results, often resulting from interference from antimicrobial drugs in the bloodstream.2,3 False-negative test results have led to an overreliance on empiric therapy and the protocol of running 3 to 4 blood cultures per patient, which further delays the time to test results.
The recently FDA-cleared T2Bacteria® and T2Candida® Panels provide clinicians with new tools for accurate species-specific diagnostic results in 3 to 5 hours directly from a 4 mL whole blood sample – without the wait for blood culture. These panels detect the most serious bacterial and fungal pathogens often not susceptible to first-line empiric therapy.
A growing body of data is demonstrating the positive impact of rapid diagnostics and the improvement of inpatient care. Infectious disease experts from the University of Pittsburgh published a peer-reviewed study that shows how to effectively incorporate T2Candida into clinical pathways.7
In the study, T2 Magnetic Resonance Assay Improves Timely Management of Candidemia, by Wilson and colleagues published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Stewardship demonstrate a reduction in time to species ID (p<0.001), a reduction in median time to appropriate antifungal therapy (p<0.003) as well as an increase in detection of ocular candidiasis cases (p<0.028).4
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FDA-cleared, direct-from-blood diagnostic tools:
Over 200 studies published in peer-reviewed journals have featured T2MR in a breadth of applications