Approximately 250,000 patients are diagnosed with blood stream infections (BSIs) in the US every year. Sepsis caused from BSIs has an average mortality rate of 16-40% and delay to appropriate treatment can add additional risk for the patient. Sepsis also has the unfortunate distinction of being the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US at more than $20B per year.
Gram-positive bacteremia accounts for approximately 35% of all positive blood cultures. Each pathogen and associated resistance gene often requires therapeutic adjustments from more generalized empiric therapy.
Sepsis is a disease
The value of VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Test
Empower clinicians to rapidly optimize treatment for bacteremia
Proven clinical impact
Identification of routine pathogens allows for rapid treatment optimization backed by years of peer-reviewed studies.
Outstanding economic value
Panel selection based on Gram stain helps improve diagnostic stewardship while keeping operational costs under control.
The right assay design
Non-PCR based molecular chemistry helps minimize false results while allowing for universal collection media.
How VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Test works
VERIGENE® BC-GP is a multiplexed in vitro diagnostic test for the detection and identification of pathogenic gram-positive bacteria. Subculturing is necessary for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and identification of organisms not detected by the test.
Consumables arrive at the laboratory ready to use with no further reagent preparation.
Time to results is 3x faster
Adding the VERIGENE® result to traditional, standard-of-care workflow provides clinicians the opportunity to make targeted treatment decisions two hours after Gram-stain.
VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Kit
The VERIGENE® Blood Stream Infection (BSI) portfolio provides accurate test results in a clinically meaningful timeframe.
|Species||Staphylococcus aureus||mecA (methicillin)|
|Streptococcus anginosus (Group)|
|Enterococcus faecalis||vanA or vanB (vancomycin)|
For use with
the VERIGENE® System
The VERIGENE® System rapidly and accurately detects infectious pathogens and their associated drug resistance markers.
Delivery of this time-critical information allows clinicians to provide targeted patient care more quickly, potentially leading to improved patient outcomes and lower treatment costs.
VERIGENE’s ease of use makes it a valuable system for use in both hospital-based and reference laboratories.
VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Kit ordering info
VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Test (BC-GP) Kit
20 BC-GP Test Cartridges and 20 Extraction Trays
VERIGENE® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Test (BC-GP) Utility Reagent Kit
20 BC-GP Utility Trays