Urgent and Emergency Care: Facilitating Patient Flow
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Hall
Lumos Diagnostics provides rapid, effective point-of-care (POC) tests for infectious disease that can be used across a variety of clinical settings.
FebriDx® is a 10-minute POC test to accurately differentiate a bacterial from viral acute respiratory infection including sinusitis, bronchitis, influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19 from fingerstick blood. With a 97-99% negative predictive value, FebriDx can help clinicians accurately rule out bacterial infections and reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. in a real-world GP study FebriDx® was shown to improve the clinical management in 48% of patients and reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions by 80%.
FebriDx can enable effective triage and cohorting in Urgent Care and Emergency Departments (ED) reducing the spread of infection and improving patient flow. In real World use at a London hospital ED a FebriDx led algorithm reduced the need for 2,859 patients to be admitted to isolation rooms over a 3 month period with a 99.7% NPV to rule out COVID-19.