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.
Booth AL et al. AABB18, Abstract INV4