Oral Abstract Session:
111. Advances in Diagnostics
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 8:15 AM-9:45 AM
Room: 151AB

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: other, Academicians

Topical Category: D. Diagnostic microbiology

Tracks: Adult ID, Pediatric ID, Investigative ID

Moderators:  Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA, John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Melvin Weinstein, MD, FIDSA, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


8:30 AM
Use of a PCR panel for diagnosis of tick-borne disease: human granulocytic anaplasmosis at a suburban Massachusetts hospital
Ana Weil, MD, MPH ; Elinor Baron, MD, DTMH ; Catherine Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH ; Mark Drapkin, MD

8:45 AM
A Broad-Range Polymerase Chain Reaction Coupled to Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Detection of Biothreat Agents and Common Pathogens in Respiratory Samples
Kevin Jeng, B.S. ; Richard Rothman, MD, PhD ; Helen Won, MS ; Lawrence Blyn, PhD ; Ranga Sampath, PhD ; Stephen Peterson, MS ; Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA ; Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH

9:00 AM
Accelerated Availability of Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Results Using the KeyPath MRSA/MSSA Blood Culture Test
Thomas Kirn, MD PhD ; Tanaya Bhowmick, MD ; Stanley Mirrett, MS ; Connie Price, MD ; Barth Reller, MD ; Drew Smith, PhD ; Melvin Weinstein, MD, FIDSA

9:30 AM
Clinical Comparison of Contemporary Aerobic Blood Culture Monitoring Systems for Isolation of Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens
Rebecca Zadroga, MD ; Richard Gottschall ; Vickie Nordberg ; David Williams, MD ; Glen Hansen, PhD

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K. Carroll, Quidel, Inc.: Consultant, Consulting fee
NanoMR: Consultant, Consulting fee
BD Diagnostics, Inc: Research Contractor, Research support

M. Weinstein, Biomerieux: Investigator, Research grant
Becton Dickinson: Investigator, Research grant
Pfizer: Investigator, Research grant
Siemens MicroScan: Investigator, Research grant
Taxis Pharmaceuticals: Investigator, Research grant
JMI Laboratories: Investigator, Research grant

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Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.