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Table 6 Time to AST test results and the time for antimicrobial optimization for actual (SOC) and simulated (AXDX) testing methods

From: Evaluation of the impact of the Accelerate Pheno™ system on time to result for differing antimicrobial stewardship intervention models in patients with gram-negative bloodstream infections

Testing MethodTime to AST Result (h)Time for Antimicrobial Optimization (h)
Actual (SOC)72.4 ± 16.954.7 ± 28.3
Simulated (AXDX)35.9 ± 18.936.6 ± 24.0
Mean improvement36.518.1
  1. AST antimicrobial susceptibility testing