Every Minute Counts: Opportunities for Faster Blood Culture Results

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Every Minute Counts: Opportunities for Faster Blood Culture Results 
LabRoots | May 11, 2021
Featured Expert: Joel Mortensen, PhD, Director of Infectious Diseases Testing Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Summary

Receiving faster, actionable blood culture results is a priority for the laboratory and for the entire clinical team when treating patients with sepsis. In critical care, early diagnosis is a decisive factor for decreasing mortality rates, adverse effects, length of hospital stay, costs, and the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Joel Mortensen, PhD, lab director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital adds his perspective in this LabRoots article.

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