Comparison of recovery of blood culture isolates from two BacT/ALERT FAN aerobic blood culture bottles with recovery from one FAN aerobic bottle and one FAN anaerobic bottle.

@article{Riley2003ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of recovery of blood culture isolates from two BacT/ALERT FAN aerobic blood culture bottles with recovery from one FAN aerobic bottle and one FAN anaerobic bottle.},
  author={Julie A Riley and Barbara J Heiter and Paul P. Bourbeau},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={213-7}
}
Traditionally, a routine blood culture for adult patients consisted of paired aerobic and anaerobic bottles, but the routine use of an anaerobic blood culture bottle has been challenged in recent years. In this study, we compared the recovery of two FAN aerobic bottles with one FAN aerobic and one FAN anaerobic bottle. Each pair of bottles was collected by a separate collection procedure, and each bottle held a recommended 8- to 12-ml draw. A total of 704 clinically significant isolates were… CONTINUE READING

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