Huntsville Hospital

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Huntsville Hospital is a large community and teaching hospital with over 940 beds.1 ​

Why T2?

“With the T2Direct Diagnostics, our hospital is not only reducing the use of antifungal therapy, we’re also identifying far more infected patients than was possible with blood culture,” Dr. Jonathan D. Edwards, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), BCGP, Huntsville Hospital1

Proven performance and detection of Candida infections missed by blood culture: The T2Candida® Panel demonstrated overall sensitivity of 94.4% and identified 26 proven infections that were not detected by blood culture.2

Improved stewardship with narrowed, targeted therapy: Negative T2Candida Panel results contributed to the avoidance or de-escalation of antifungal therapy in 64% of these negative patients.

Pharmacy savings: T2 results decreased average duration of therapy of micafungin by 2.1 days.2​

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1. Edwards J. Oral Presentation, ASM 2017
2. Hassoun A, et al. Utilization of the T2 Candida Panel for rapid Candida species detection in a large community hospital. Poster Presentation, IDWeek 2017