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NEW YORK (360Dx) – A positive blood culture initiates immediate antibacterial intervention, but false-positive cultures can lead to expensive and toxic overtreatment.

A new technology, however, could improve diagnostic accuracy by reducing tenfold the rate of blood cultures that incorrectly indicate the presence of a pathogen, making sepsis misdiagnosis a remnant of the past, according to Magnolia Medical Technologies which developed the technology.

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