The Arkstone Report breaks down complicated PCR results into easy to read interpretations and well-researched recommendations that maximize physician efficiency. Every report contains our unique ArkScore™ to help prescribers make informed decisions when choosing the right antibiotic.
Research shows that recommendations by a specialist physician are adhered to as opposed to those by pharmacists or nurses, so our recommendations are written for doctors and are constantly reviewed by members of our Infectious Disease Team.
The OneChoice™ decision engine combines artificial intelligence and machine learning with decades of deep infectious disease human expertise to guide physicians to a singular treatment regimen based on organisms detected in molecular diagnostic tests.
When faced with multiple detected organisms, physicians often prescribe a number of different antibiotics instead of a singular treatment regimen. OneChoice™ weighs dozens of variables, including the source of infection, organisms and resistance genes detected, patient allergies, age and sex, and then recommends the most optimal course of treatment with the lowest risk to the patient.
The patent-pending ArkScore™ System helps prescribers make better-informed decisions. It combines our expertise in antimicrobial stewardship with complex algorithms and a deep understanding of infectious disease.
Through a simple numerical scale, the ArkScore™ communicates the level of antimicrobial resistance expressed in the organisms found, and provide the most effective treatment, with the least risk for adverse events, reducing the unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
The AMR ArkScore™
measures levels of antimicrobial resistance expressed in the detected organisms. Higher scores denote low resistance, in which case the antibiotic of choice can be given with less concern about adverse outcomes. A lower score indicates higher levels of resistance, limiting the antibiotic options available, increasing risk to the patient.
The ABX ArkScore™
provides important information to the prescriber about the specific antibiotic being recommended. The higher the score, the safer, more effective and less risk-associated with use of that antibiotic. The lower the score the more adverse events and risks to the patient associated with the antibiotic.
The AMS ArkScore™
provides a more complete picture to prescribers and caregivers by factoring both the AMR and ABX ArkScore™ into one combined score. This overall score takes into account resistance and what drug works best with the safest profile when limited options are available.