Luminex Case Study: Parkview Medical Center & VERIGENE®
Nikki Fette, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, works in microbiology at Parkview Medical Center. At Parkview, they do automatic infectious disease consults on every positive blood culture patient. They have 24 hr infectious disease specialists on call to be ready to handle all septic episodes.
When looking for a molecular system, the VERIGENE® System provided the best test menu and cheapest cost per test. Without rapid molecular testing, you would have to wait 18-24 hours before getting a basic identification on an organism. Rapid molecular multiplex testing was brought on board to prevent the patient from excessive antibiotic treatment. VERIGENE is an easy to use system that can identify pathogens like E. coli as well as resistance markers in a matter of hours.