Webinar: Optimize Sepsis Testing with Culture-Independent Diagnostics


James Snyder, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville│Medical Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, University of Louisville Hospital

Denise Uettwiller-Geiger, PhD, DLM (ASCP), Clinical Transformation Liaison and Clinical Chemist, Mather Hospital

During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the current landscape of sepsis management and the impact of rapid culture-independent diagnostics on healthcare systems. We will present the best practices for implementing T2 sepsis panels based on first-hand experience at the University of Louisville Hospital. We will also review how implementing T2 sepsis panels can impact laboratory workflow and patient outcomes. Speakers will discuss “Choosing Wisely,” a framework encompassing diagnostic stewardship to drive practice changes that will improve the quality of care for patients suspected of sepsis while also optimizing healthcare resources.

According to the CDC, of the 154 million prescriptions for antibiotics written in doctors’ offices and emergency departments each year, 30% are unnecessary.12


Over 200 studies published in peer-reviewed journals have featured T2MR in a breadth of applications.