Rapid AST in bloodcultures

Breakpoints validated for EUCAST short incubation disk diffusion directly from positive blood culture bottles.

For interpretation of rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, reading and interpreting inhibition zones after 4 hours, 6 hours or 8 hours, always use the RAST Breakpoint Tables (see below), never use EUCAST standard 16 - 20 h breakpoints (regular EUCAST breakpoint tables).

 

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles (pdf-file for printing)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles (Excel-table for screen)

Erratum: in the tab for S. pneumoniae the methods section erroneously says to use MH medium - it should read MH-F medium.

QC recommendations to facilitate the introduction of the methodology in the laboratory are embedded in the breakpoint table (QC tab).

 

 

 

Archived tables

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles (pdf for printing; valid until 2 May, 2019)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles (Excel for screen; valid until 2 May, 2019)

 

 

 

28 November, 2018