QIAstat-Dx webinars

Check out our various syndromic testing webinars that demonstrate the diverse capabilities of the QIAstat-Dx.

Learn how syndromic testing helped an Emergency Room in Paris
Title: Respiratory viruses: considerations for multiplex testing from the lab to point of care
Speaker: Dr. Benoit Visseaux, Associate Professor, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital
This webinar discusses considerations that labs need to take into account when adopting rapid multiplex PCR testing for respiratory viruses in the clinical setting.

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The development of rapid multiplex PCR tests enables the detection of almost all respiratory viruses in a few hours. These tests provide a deeper understanding of respiratory viruses' epidemiology among children or adults, as well as community- or hospital-acquired infections. They also allow clinicians to consider viral etiology to improve isolation management, antibiotic use, or a patient’s length of stay.

While these tests offer clear benefits for some patient populations, labs looking to adopt rapid multiplex PCR testing must balance their costs against the impact on patient care.

In this webinar, Dr. Benoit Visseaux of Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, a university hospital in Paris, shares his experience implementing multiplex PCR testing for respiratory viruses. He discusses the challenges of balancing costs with improved patient outcomes.

This study was done on the DiagCORE Analyzer using the DiagCORE Respiratory Panel V2. Now available as QIAstat-Dx in some countries. Product availability and claims may differ from country to country based on regulations and approvals. Contact your country representative for further details.
Learn how a small urban hospital offers 24/7 PCR service
Title: Syndromic testing in a small urban hospital: impact on the lab, patient outcomes, and medical decision making
Speaker: Dr. Michiel van Rijn, Clinical Microbiologist, Ikazia Hospital
This webinar discusses the implementation of a rapid 24/7 PCR service in a small urban hospital setting.

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Modern PCR technologies are changing the workflow of medical microbiology laboratories, making it possible to get molecular test results within an hour instead of days to weeks. Smaller and cheaper analyzers also make multiplex PCR techniques possible for smaller laboratories without a molecular testing department.

Although the Ikazia hospital is one of the smaller hospitals in Rotterdam (360 beds), it has offered a "24/7" PCR service to its medical staff for 10 years, starting with molecular screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 2009. The hospital has expanded its portfolio in the last decade, and most recently, rolled out multiplex syndromic testing in 2018.

In this webinar, Dr. Michiel van Rijn speaks about the implementation of a rapid 24/7 PCR service in his hospital and the effects of this service on patient outcomes and clinical decision making strategies. In particular, he shares his experiences with DiagCORE syndromic testing and his expectation of further use of this technology in the future.

This study was done on the DiagCORE Analyzer using the DiagCORE Respiratory Panel V2. Now available as QIAstat-Dx in some countries. Product availability and claims may differ from country to country based on regulations and approvals. Contact your country representative for further details.
Learn about the benefits of syndromic testing for acute respiratory illness
Title: A new multiplex syndromic system for respiratory diagnosis and improved patient care
Speaker: Dr. Steve Young, Director of Research and Clinical Trials, TriCore Reference Laboratories
This webinar discusses how a new multiplexed testing system can help physicians rapidly diagnose acute respiratory infections in the near-patient setting.

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Acute respiratory tract infections are caused by a wide range of viral and bacterial pathogens and may share similar clinical presentations that make it difficult for physicians to diagnose based on symptoms alone. Syndromic testing with multiplex molecular panels offers clinical labs a way to quickly distinguish between a broad array of respiratory pathogens.

In this webinar, Dr. Steve Young of Tricore Reference Laboratories presents a new technology for multiplexed respiratory testing in acutely ill patients. He shares data demonstrating the capabilities of syndromic respiratory testing as well as his impressions on the ease of doing comprehensive syndromic testing using the QIAstat-Dx Analyzer.

Product availability and claims may differ from country to country based on regulations and approvals. Contact your country representative for further details.
Learn about the importance of Ct values and syndromic testing in clinical diagnostics
Title: Importance of Ct values in Clinical Diagnostics: Evaluation of Syndromic Testing with DiagCORE vs. Current Methods
Speaker: Dr. Vincent Thibault, Head of Virology Lab, Rennes University
This webinar details how the Rennes University Hospital Virology Lab compared next-generation syndromic testing using the DiagCORE Respiratory Panel V2 with their current approach for respiratory infection diagnosis.

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Acute respiratory tract infections are caused by a wide range of viral and bacterial pathogens, which are difficult to identify with clinical presentation alone. Syndromic testing solutions, with multiplex molecular panels, offer clinical labs a way to quickly identify the cause of infection and improve patient care. How do these new technologies compare to the current methods?

Dr. Vincent Thibault is Head of the Rennes University Hospital Virology Lab, a 1,600-bed university hospital that tests over 3,000 respiratory samples per year. In this webinar he compares the laboratory workflow of the DiagCORE Respiratory Panel V2 to classical molecular methods (or approaches). He also discusses the impact of Ct values on evaluating test performance and identifying co-infection.

This study was done on the DiagCORE Analyzer using the DiagCORE Respiratory Panel V2. Now available as QIAstat-Dx in some countries. Product availability and claims may differ from country to country based on regulations and approvals. Contact your country representative for further details.

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