An appropriately performed conventional blood culture can facilitate choice of therapy in resource-constrained settings-comparison with BACTEC 9050

Abstract

AIMS Comparison of conventional blood culture with BACTEC 9050 for rate and time to detection of microorganisms. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A prospective study was carried out in a multispecialty tertiary care teaching hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 835 paired specimens (797 blood and 38 nonblood specimens) were collected and processed according to… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.184958