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 (below), never use EUCAST standard 16 - 20 h breakpoints (regular EUCAST breakpoint tables).

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 4.0 (pdf-file for printing; 1 January, 2022)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 4.0 (Excel-table for screen; 1 January, 2022)

Work is ongoing to generate breakpoints for interpretation beyond 8h. The breakpoints for interpretation at 16, 20 and/or 24 hours will be different than those after 4, 6 and 8h. Updated breakpoint tables are expected during the first quarter of 2022.

 

Archived tables:

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 3.0 (pdf-file for printing; 1 January, 2021 - 31 December, 2021)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 3.0 (Excel-table for screen; 1 January, 2021 - 31 December, 2021)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 2.1 (pdf-file for printing; 20 April, 2020 - 30 December, 2020)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 2.1 (Excel-table for screen; 20 April, 2020 - 30 December, 2020)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 2.0 (pdf-file for printing; valid until 20 April, 2020)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 2.0 (Excel-table for screen; valid until 20 April, 2020)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 1.1 (pdf-file for printing); valid until 10 February, 2020.

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles, v 1.1 (Excel-table for screen); valid until 10 February, 2020.

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles v 1.0 (pdf for printing; valid until 2 May, 2019)

Breakpoint tables for Rapid AST directly from blood culture bottles v 1.0 (Excel for screen; valid until 2 May, 2019)

 

 

 

28 November, 2018