Evaluation of the Sterifil lysis-filtration blood culture system.

Abstract

This paper describes the comparison of the Sterifil lysis-filtration (SLF) blood culture procedure with a standard Trypticase soy broth (TSB) technique. The lysing solutions employed in the SLF system, Triton X-100 (alkyl phenoxy polyethoxy ethanol) and sodium carbonate, were deleterious to most bacteria commonly encountered in bacteremia except… (More)

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