For the first time in Bangladesh, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka has introduced Vitek 2 Compact for Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (ID and AST) of bacteria and yeast in routine microbiology culture and sensitivity tests.
VITEK 2 Compact is a product of bioMerieux, which is a worldwide leader in in-vitro microbiological diagnostics. It is an innovative, automated platform with an expansive database for fast, accurate microbial identification, and antibiotic susceptibility testing.With this automation, Microbiology Lab, Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, offers the following advantages in culture sensitivity results
- Faster result -Same or next day
- Species level identification of bacteria
- Yeast ID & AST
- AST results in MIC
- Detection of new resistance mechanism (AmpC, ESBL, MBL, etc…)
- Increased Confidence in AST results as each and every AST result is validated by the Advanced Expert System (AES), a resistance interpretation software integrated in the Vitek 2, by systematically comparing MIC result to an extensive knowledge base.