Infection Control

Impact of an Automated Plate Reader for MRSA and Urine Chromogenic Culture Plates
The low prevalence (~1% in UK) of MRSA colonisation means much time is spent reading and reporting negative culture plates. Similarly, a large proportion of urine cultures yield no significant bacterial growth. As such, a large amount of scientist time...
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Comparison of an Automated Plate Assessment System and Artificial Intelligence
An evaluation of the APAS Independence’s ability to accurately triage MRSA cultures compared to human interpretation.
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Introduction of artificial intelligence for high throughput culture-based MRSA screening
AI-based systems that aid in the plate-reading process may increase the overall sample throughout.
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