Sepsis causes 1 death every 3-4 seconds2


Incidence of sepsis worldwide3


Spent per year on sepsis in the US4


Receive inappropriate antimicrobial therapy5


Increase in mortality for a 6 hour delay in appropriate therapy5


In the 5 minutes it takes to browse through our website, approximately 75 people will die of sepsis globally2

  • Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death globally6
  • In Europe7 and the US8, sepsis is one of the most expensive causes of hospitalization
  • 30%-45% of sepsis patients receive inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy5,9
  • Speed counts - results in minutes vs. hours offers the potential to tailor initial antimicrobial therapy, which has shown to improve outcomes5
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Designed for rapid detection of over 95% of pathogens causing sepsis in minutes vs. hours or days

  • Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC)10 and UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)11 guidelines call for antimicrobial therapy within 1 hour of diagnosis of sepsis
  • Every hour of delay in appropriate initial antibiotic therapy increases mortality by 7.6% associated with severe sepsis5
  • The FAST-IDTM BSI Panel is designed to detect the presence of over 80 sepsis-causing bacterial and candida pathogens in mono or poly-microbial infections in less than 60 minutes
  • Reported as 16 individual test results at either the species, genus or family level
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1Sepsis Alliance (2016, November) Sepsis 2016 fact sheet Retrieved from

2Dugani, S., Laxminarayan, R., & Kissoon, N. (2017). The quadruple burden of sepsis. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 189 (36), E1128-E1129.

3Fleischmann C. et al. (2016). Assessment of Global Incidence and Mortality of Hospital-treated Sepsis. Current Estimates and Limitations, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1;193(3), 259-72.

4National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013 (MAY 2016) HCUP Statistical Brief #204 Retrieved from

5Kumar et al. (2015). Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Optimizing Pathogen Clearance. Curr Infect Dis Rep.,17(7), 493.

6Global Sepsis Alliance (2015, September) Retrieved from

7European Commission: CORDIS: Projects and Results: Next generation sepsis diagnosis. (2016) Retrieved from

8National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013 #204. (2016, May) Retrieved from

9Lueangarun, S. & Leelarasamee, A. (2012). Impact of Inappropriate Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy on Mortality of Septic Patients with Bacteremia: A Retrospective Study. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, Volume 2012, Article ID 765205, 13.

10Andrew Rhodes et al. (2017). Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock, Crit Care Med, 45(3), 486-552.

11National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017, September) Retrieved from