Evaluation of APAS® Independence for routine urine culture reading within a private clinical setting

As culture reading can be highly subjective and time-demanding the use of artificial intelligence such as the APAS® Independence offers to introduce a higher level of consistency and reliability between results. This evaluation was performed to determine if the APAS® Independence was able to integrate into the routine workflow within a private clinical setting. It was important that under routine conditions the APAS® Independence maintained its accuracy, consistency and throughput.

The APAS Independence showed a high level of agreement for both the 18hour incubation and the routine incubation (>97%). The APAS® independence showed a high level of agreement, reliability and consistency when evaluating plates that have been incubated and processed in a routine clinical setting. This coupled with a high throughput rate may provide benefits when integrated into an appropriate workflow.

Poster Presentation: by Bianca De Young Australian Clinical Labs, Adelaide

Conference: ASM 2019, Adelaide, Australia

Date: June 2019

Authors: DeYoung B, McLaren K Citation: DeYoung

Citation: DeYoung B, McLaren K., ASM 2019. Evaluation of APAS® Independence for routine urine culture reading within a private clinical setting.