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).

 

Revision of the standard EUCAST breakpoint tables (v 10.0 valid from 2020) and the addition of several antibiotics generate changes in the RAST breakpoint table:

Because of an error in the E. faecalis tab in vs 2.0, a corrected version (v 2.1) is released 20 April, 2020: 

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

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

 

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, 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