JUN 08, 2023 9:00 AM PDT

Use of host-response serum biomarkers to distinguish bacterial from viral infections

Sponsored by: Diasorin
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Karissa Culbreath, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

    Scientific Director of Infectious Diseases, Tricore Reference Laboratories; Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • David M. Engman, MD, PhD

    Chairman Emeritus of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Clinical Professor of Pathology, UCLA - Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University

Event Date & Time
Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM (PDT), 12:00 PM (EDT), 6:00 PM (CEST)
In the emergency department, distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections can be challenging, leading to inappropriate use of antibiotics that may contribute to the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance.  Humans mount immune responses to bacteria and viruses that are qualitatively and quantitatively different.  These differences can be exploited to distinguish between these types of infection, which is important in choosing the correct therapy for the patient. In this webinar we will review recent advances in the development and validation of host-response biomarkers for the diagnosis of bacterial and viral infections.  We will then present several case studies in which a new test measuring serum CRP, IP-10 and TRAIL successfully identifies the bacterial or viral etiology of infection. 
Learning Objectives
  • To recognize the challenges for laboratories and clinicians in distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections. 
  • To identify the potential impact of host biomarker technology on clinical decision making and antimicrobial stewardship. 
  • To outline an understanding of utility and potential limitations of host biomarker analysis in the clinical assessment of patients with possible acute infections.  
Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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