Precise diagnosis is one of the cornerstones of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP), as reviewed by experts from the University of Montreal and the University of Chicago in a recent publication.1 Partnering with your laboratory to implement high-performing rapid diagnostic tests such as nucleic acid amplification tests can reduce the inappropriate use of antimicrobials and contribute to improvements in your stewardship program.
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1. Morency-Potvin P, Schwartz DN, Weinstein RA. 2017. Antimicrobial stewardship: how the microbiology laboratory can right the ship. Clin Microbiol Rev 30:381– 407. https://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.00066-16. Downloaded February 1, 2018 from http://cmr.asm.org/