Controlled evaluation of 5 versus 10 milliliters of blood cultured in aerobic BacT/Alert blood culture bottles.

@article{Weinstein1994ControlledEO,
  title={Controlled evaluation of 5 versus 10 milliliters of blood cultured in aerobic BacT/Alert blood culture bottles.},
  author={Melvin P. Weinstein and Stanley Mirrett and Michael Lawrence Wilson and Larry Reimer and L. Barth Reller},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={2103-6}
}
Bottles developed for use in the BacT/Alert automated blood culture system (Organon Teknika Corp., Durham, N.C.) can accept up to 10 ml of blood without falling below a 1:5 ratio of blood to broth. We compared the yield and speed of detection of microorganisms in 13,128 adequately filled, paired, aerobic bottles inoculated with 5 versus 10 ml of blood at three university hospitals. A total of 798 microorganisms causing sepsis grew in one or both bottles. The overall recovery of microorganisms… CONTINUE READING
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