Comparison of BACTEC PLUS blood culture media to BacT/Alert FA blood culture media for detection of bacterial pathogens in samples containing therapeutic levels of antibiotics.

@article{Flayhart2007ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of BACTEC PLUS blood culture media to BacT/Alert FA blood culture media for detection of bacterial pathogens in samples containing therapeutic levels of antibiotics.},
  author={Diane C Flayhart and Anita P Borek and Teresa Wakefield and James Dick and Karen Colleen Carroll},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={816-21}
}
Blood culture bottles with antimicrobial removal systems are recommended for patients who develop fever while on antibiotics. This study compared the ability of Becton Dickinson (Sparks, MD) BACTEC PLUS bottles and bioMerieux (Durham, NC) BacT/Alert FA bottles to effectively remove vancomycin, cefoxitin, ceftriaxone, cefepime, piperacillin-tazobactam… CONTINUE READING