Comparison of the effect of delayed entry into 2 different blood culture systems (BACTEC 9240 and BacT/ALERT 3D) on culture positivity.

@article{Akan2006ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the effect of delayed entry into 2 different blood culture systems (BACTEC 9240 and BacT/ALERT 3D) on culture positivity.},
  author={Ozay Arikan Akan and Eda Yildiz},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={193-6}
}
The effect of delayed entry (2-48 h) into BacTAlert 3D and BACTEC 9240 and the effect of 2 storage temperatures (22 degrees C vs 35 degrees C) on bacterial growth was evaluated. The delay in transportation of blood culture bottles stored at room temperature had no effect on the recovery rate for the first 12 h. Culture positivity was between 74.4% and 100… CONTINUE READING