ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP

Antibiotic Stewardship

Rapid Test Laboratories is concerned about antibiotic overuse and the community. Antibiotics should only be prescribed when a bacterial infection is present to combat the increase of antibiotic-resistant organisms. Viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics.
 
There are over 250,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths due to antibiotic-related issues, such as diarrhea from C.diff (Clostridium difficile) infection every year, which is costing patients and insurance companies millions of dollars. As of the year 2020, healthcare facilities must drastically reduce their prescriptions of unnecessary antibiotics by at least 50%, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

Rapid Test Laboratories provides a definitive diagnosis and rapid turnaround time to your primary care physician. Using cutting-edge detection methods for gastrointestinal and respiratory illness. Consult your primary care physician today to find out if a Molecular Respiratory or GI panel is right for you.