Effect of aerobic and anaerobic atmospheres on isolation of organisms from blood cultures.

@article{Blazevic1975EffectOA,
  title={Effect of aerobic and anaerobic atmospheres on isolation of organisms from blood cultures.},
  author={D J Blazevic and J E Stemper and John M Matsen},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={154-6}
}
Blood was cultured in two vacuum bottles containing Columbia broth. Filtered air was admitted to one bottle (aerobic); the unvented bottle was considered anaerobic. Cultures were incubated at 35 C until growth occurred or for at least 7 days. Of 744 organisms isolated, 50% were isolated from both bottles, 30% from the aerobic bottle only, and 20% from the anaerobic bottle only. These results indicate the need for use of both an aerobic and anaerobic bottle for blood cultures.