LexaGene’s MiQLab® System is the solution to tackling antimicrobial resistance through evidence-based PCR testing. Download our AMR Stewardship eBook to learn more.
As part of a greater emphasis on antimicrobial stewardship, hospitals and clinics may not only be asked to report on antimicrobial usage but to use advanced diagnostic technologies in the process. Adopting in-clinic PCR testing not only allows for detection of pathogens and resistance markers but enables evidence-based decisions that proactively align with the One Health goals of antimicrobial stewardship.
CDC recognizes World Health Organization One Health Approach
One Health issues include zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and food security, vector-borne diseases, environmental contamination, and other health threats shared by people, animals, and the environment. One Health is gaining recognition in the United States and globally as an effective way to fight health issues at the human-animal-environment interface. An article from Australia titled “Describing the antimicrobial usage patterns of companion animal veterinary practices; free text analysis of more than 4.4 million consultation records.”12 (March 13, 2020) states:
- While antimicrobials save countless lives, resistance to these drugs has been detected in clinical specimens soon after their introduction to clinical practice.
- AMR in bacteria has shown a dramatic increase over the last decade and is currently considered an emergent global phenomenon and a major public health problem. (One Health)
- Knowledge of antimicrobial usage patterns is critical in the implementation and monitoring of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs. Antimicrobial stewardship has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to reduce AMR in a hospital environment.
An In-clinic PCR Diagnostics Testing Solution
LexaGene’s MiQLab is a rapid, easy-to-use system that can detect up to 27 pathogens and antimicrobial markers from a single sample. In about 2 hours, results can be obtained without the need for specialized personnel, space, or sample preparation enabling veterinarians the ability to provide the best-in-class evidence-based care for their patients.
Download our Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship in veterinary medicine eBook.