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Study evaluates rapid bacterial testing of platelets

Booth AL et al. AABB18, Abstract INV4

Key clinical point: Rapid bacterial testing of platelets can save money and reduce product wastage.

Major finding: Annualized cost savings with rapid bacterial testing were nearly $89,000; platelet wastage decreased from 24% to 10%.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of costs and product wastage before and after implementation of rapid bacterial testing.

Disclosures: The study was internally funded. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.

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Booth AL et al. AABB18, Abstract INV4