Procalcitonin Testing and Molecular Pathogen Detection: A Value Model


Nam K. Tran, PhD, FACB, shows what it takes to design and implement a successful antimicrobial stewardship program in an acute care hospital setting. During this informative and enlightening presentation, Dr. Tran also reviews the new regulatory requirements for antimicrobial stewardship, and shares with you how procalcitonin and molecular point-of-care diagnostic testing can be used effectively to help reduce unnecessary antimicrobial use. He also discusses how to establish antimicrobial stewardship metrics.

Contributing Lab Leader

Nam K. Tran, PhD, FACB

Director of Chemistry, POCT and SARC

Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, UC Davis

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