Utility and Applicability of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Delphi Consensus

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Hong Bin Kim, Luke S.P. Moore, Yonghong Xiao, Sanjeev Singh, Yohei Doi, Andrea Lay Hoon Kwa, Sasheela Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar, Qing Cao, Shin Woo Kim, Hyukmin Lee, Pitak Santanirand

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Abstract

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) facilitate fast and accurate identification of infectious disease microorganisms and are a valuable component of multimodal antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs but are currently underutilized in the Asia-Pacific region. An experienced group of infectious diseases clinicians, clinical microbiologists, and a clinical pharmacist used a modified Delphi consensus approach to construct 10 statements, aiming to optimize the utility and applicability of infection-related RDTs for AMS in the Asia-Pacific region. They provide guidance on definition, types, optimal deployment, measuring effectiveness, and overcoming key challenges. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system was applied to indicate the strength of the recommendation and the quality of the underlying evidence. Given the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region, the trajectory of RDT development will vary widely; the collection of local data should be prioritized to allow realization and optimization of the full benefits of RDTs in AMS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2067-2076
Number of pages10
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10-06-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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