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“We were pleased to see the Reveal system’s capability to detect and characterize resistance to antimicrobial agents which arises in the French hospital system.”

- Dr. Laurent Dortet, co-Director of the CRE NRC

WHAT IS SEPSIS?

A life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection damages its own organs—especially if not recognized early and treated promptly.

Leading cause of death in hospitals.1

1 in 3 patients who dies in a hospital has sepsis.2

Nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis.3

Risk of dying increases as much as 8% for every hour treatment is delayed.4

The cost per hospital stay is double the average cost per stay across all other conditions.5

Specific Diagnostics' Impact on Sepsis

With Sepsis, time is of the essence. Specific Diagnostic’s Reveal Rapid AST System produces AST results within an average of 5 hours directly from blood culture. This allows the patient’s care team to switch them to the optimal antibiotic therapy up to 2 days sooner than with traditional AST methods to ensure the bacterial infection is treated and doesn’t cause further harm.

1: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32989-7/fulltext
2: https://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/interagency-coordination-group/IACG_final_report_EN.pdf?ua=1
3: https://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/clinicaltools/index.html
4: file:///C:/Users/13176/Downloads/Sepsis-Fact-Sheet-2018.pdf
5: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK121966/
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