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Rapid Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Stewardship

By supplying healthcare providers with a comprehensive set of diagnostic information, Abbott empowers a shift in prescribing behavior away from the over-use of antibiotics, which spawned the growing prevalence of serious healthcare-associated infections like MRSA.

Abbott offers best-in-class rapid diagnostics which enable healthcare practitioners to distinguish between respiratory tract infections that require treatment and those that are self-limiting, as well as several other diagnostic tools that can help clinicians identify pathogens at the point-of-care and define an appropriate treatment strategy earlier.

Explore Our Rapid Diagnostic Solutions

C-reactive Protein

Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is one of the most common acute reasons for patients to seek medical assessment, accounting for 17 million consultations in the European Union and 11 million in the U.S. each year.1

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Each year, influenza (flu) causes serious infection and death around the globe, usually in the winter months (seasonal influenza).

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Legionnaires’ Disease

Since 1977, Legionella pneumophila has been increasingly recognized as a cause of sporadic and epidemic community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in all age groups.1

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Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year.

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Worldwide, it is estimated that between 2-53 million people carry Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and rates are increasing rapidly.

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia 

Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is a common disease that is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity, and accounts for high antibiotic consumption.1

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of both severe respiratory illness such as bronchiolitis (inflammation of the bronchioles) in young children.

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Strep A Pharyngitis 

Acute pharyngitis constitutes a frequent cause of visits and prescribing of antibiotics in primary healthcare facilities.1

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Verotoxigenic E. coli 

Vero-cytotoxin / Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC/STEC) are a significant threat to public health causing mortality worldwide.

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