[Cytometry] A novel flow cytometric bacterial infection marker

Jari Nuutila jarnuu at utu.fi
Mon Feb 17 04:11:09 EST 2014

Dear clinicians, infection researchers, and all those who are interested 
in novel flow cytometric applications,

Once again I am informing you that our latest article entitled: 
"Bacterial infection (BI)-INDEX: an improved and simplified rapid flow 
cytometric bacterial infection marker" by Nuutila et al. has 
beenpublished in the Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 
(Volume 78, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 116--126).

In this article, we are presenting the novel flow cytometric 
multiparametric marker of bacterial infection designated bacterial 
infection INDEX (BI-INDEX), which displays 90% sensitivity and 96% 
specificity in distinguishing between bacterial and viral infections 
within 1 hour. We propose that our novel rapid BI-INDEX test will be 
useful in assisting physicians to ascertain whether antibiotic treatment 
is required, thus limiting unnecessary antimicrobial usage.

The article with full bibliographic details is available online at:



Jari Nuutila, PhD

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