New publication from China about the use of HB&L system for the UTI diagnosis.
Results confirmed the robustness of the Alifax method obtaining a general agreement and Negative Predictive Value of >99% vs classical cultural method with the huge advantage of obtaining results in only 3 hours.
Identification of strains were performed by the use of mass spec from positive broth with excellent results also in case of mixed culture.
Clinical diagnostic value of HB&L microbial culture apparatus in urinary tract infection
Dep. of Clinical Lab. Sixth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China
Lab Med Clin, February 2021, Vol.18, No.3”