EUCAST rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (RAST) in blood cultures: validation in 55 European laboratories.

Åkerlund A., Jonasson E., Matuschek E., Serrander L., Sundqvist M., Kahlmeter G., ...More

The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, vol.75, pp.3230-3238, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jac/dkaa333
  • Journal Name: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Environment Index, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.3230-3238
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: When bloodstream infections are caused by resistant bacteria, rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (RAST) is important for adjustment of therapy. The EUCAST RAST method, directly from positive blood cultures, was validated in a multi-Laboratory study in Europe.