UMMS Affiliation

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Date

5-1-1997

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Bacterial Typing Techniques

Disciplines

Microbiology

Abstract

Blood culture records from 1994 to 1995 from five U.S. medical centers all using the Difco ESP continuous monitoring blood culture system were reviewed retrospectively. Among a total of 7,362 isolates of bacteria and yeasts, only 0.1% of possibly significant isolates would have been missed had blood cultures been routinely incubated for 4 days instead of the 5 days recommended by the manufacturer. Conversely, numerous contaminants, detected only on day 5, would have been eliminated by a 4-day incubation period.

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Citation: J Clin Microbiol. 1997 May;35(5):1290-2.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Journal of clinical microbiology

PubMed ID

9114430

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Microbiology Commons

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