Accelerate Pheno® system

Actionable phenotypic susceptibility results obtained directly from a positive blood culture in approximately 7 hours to quickly initiate appropriate antimicrobial therapy1,2

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The Accelerate Pheno® system is designed to help clinicians expedite antimicrobial therapy decisions by providing fast, actionable phenotypic susceptibility results.2

Medical Professionals and Nurses

80% of septic shock patients can be saved when appropriate antibiotic therapy is started within the first hour following onset of hypotension3


Delayed or inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy for bloodstream infections results in prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality rates, while contributing to the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance.4-6

Healthcare institutions need rapid diagnostic instruments, including fast phenotypic platforms that facilitate earlier initiation of optimal therapy, to support their antimicrobial stewardship efforts and improve patient outcomes.2,7-9

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Fast, fully-automated actionable results

The fully automated Accelerate Pheno® system provides microorganism identification in approximately 2 hours and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)-based susceptibility results in approximately 7 hours total, directly from positive blood culture.1,2

The fast phenotypic susceptibility results obtained with the Accelerate Pheno® system have been clinically demonstrated to help clinicians reduce time to optimal antimicrobial therapy and improve hospital length of stay.2,8-10

In addition, the Accelerate PhenoTest® BC kit is simple to use and easy to integrate into the laboratory and only requires 2 minutes of hands-on time per sample.11

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Complementary solutions for your identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing needs

The BD Bloodstream Infection Solution allows you to obtain complementary identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing results that cover many of the microbiological needs of infectious disease specialists:

  • Ensure rapid and robust pathogen identification with the BD™ Bruker MALDI Biotyper® System.12-14
  • Detect known and emerging antimicrobial resistance using the comprehensive panel format of the BD Phoenix™ M50.15,16
  • Leverage the speed of the Accelerate Pheno® system to provide fast, actionable phenotypic susceptibility results earlier to clinicians for critical specimens.1,2


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Antimicrobial stewardship programs, combined with rapid diagnostics, are critical to optimize the use of antibiotics, effectively treat infections, protect patients from harm caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, reduce the risk of developing antibiotic resistance and reduce hospital costs and length of stay.2,4-9 

Compared to conventional methods, the Accelerate 
PhenoTest® BC kit used in conjunction with antimicrobial 
stewardship efforts allow you to:

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    Get results faster

    Time to antimicrobial susceptibility results 
accelerated by up to 
40 hours17,18 

  • First Aid icon

    Treat patients sooner

    Time to optimal antibiotic therapy reduced by over a day9,10,19

  • Hospital Bed icon

    Free up hospital beds

    Length of stay shortened 
by up to 1.8 days8-10 

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