Clinical Experience with the Karius Next-Generation Sequencing Test in 1,000+ Patients
The Karius Test demonstrated clinical utility by identifying challenging infections in the patients tested. There were 261 unique pathogens identified in the 1,036 samples tested. A total of 554 patients had 1 microbe reported with 69% of these having 1 or 2 microbes reported. Test results included notable bacteria (such as Bartonella henselae, Legionella pneumophila, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex) and fungi (such as Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidiodes immitis, and Pneumocystis jirovecii).