Title

Multicenter Evaluation of the Unyvero Platform for Testing Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-18-2021

Publication Title

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) culture is a standard, though time-consuming, approach for identifying microorganisms in patients with severe lower respiratory tract (LRT) infections. The sensitivity of BAL culture is relatively low, and prior antimicrobial therapy decreases the sensitivity further, leading to overuse of empirical antibiotics. The Unyvero LRT BAL Application (Curetis GmbH, Germany) is a multiplex molecular panel that detects 19 bacteria, 10 antibiotic resistance markers, and a fungus,

Volume

59

Issue

3

First Page

e02497-20

DOI

10.1128/JCM.02497-20

ISSN

1098-660X

PubMed ID

33328178

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