EUCAST rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (RAST) in blood cultures: validation in 55 European laboratories.

Åkerlund A., Jonasson E., Matuschek E., Serrander L., Sundqvist M., Kahlmeter G., ...More

The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, vol.75, pp.3230-3238, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jac/dkaa333
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
  • Page Numbers: pp.3230-3238


Objectives: When bloodstream infections are caused by resistant bacteria, rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (RAST) is important for adjustment of therapy. The EUCAST RAST method, directly from positive blood cultures, was validated in a multi-Laboratory study in Europe.