Differentiate E. faecalis from E. faecium and other enterococci in 20 minutes.

Doctor in hospital hallway - Enterococcus

Why you need to know the difference

Enterococcus species are the fourth most common cause of hospital-acquired bacteremia in the United States and the fifth most common in Europe.1 The vast majority of Enterococcus infections can be linked to two causative pathogens, E. faecalis and E. faecium. Management decisions are often difficult as each species exhibits differing resistance profiles.2 E. faecalis bloodstream infections often lead to unnecessary coverage while E. faecium bloodstream infections have been linked to increased mortality, longer hospital stays and higher health care costs.3

QuickFISH Provides 20 Minute Identification and Differentiation of E. faecalisE. faecium and Other Enterococci from Positive Blood Cultures

  • Save time and money by using as a first line detection method and differentiate E. faecalis from other enterococci, such as E. faecium sooner.
  • Results 1-3 days earlier than conventional methods.
  • Allows for better patient management by offering rapid pathogen ID.
Gram Stain - Enterococcus
QuickFISH test results - Enterococcus
1Bidenbach et al. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2004; 50(1):59-69.
2Forrest et al. Antimicro Agents Chemother 2008;52(10):3558-3563.
3Salgado et al. Infect Con Hosp Epid 2003;24(9):690-698.