Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures.

@article{Ntusi2010GuidelineFT,
  title={Guideline for the optimal use of blood cultures.},
  author={Ntobeko Ntusi and Lindsey Aubin and Stephen Oliver and Andrew Whitelaw and Marc Mendelson},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 12},
  pages={839-43}
}
The incidence of sepsis is increasing globally, with high morbidity and mortality. Prompt, accurate detection of bacteraemia and fungaemia is imperative for improving patient care, yet health care professionals lack training in correct blood culture techniques. These guidelines discuss the clinical importance of blood cultures, the indications for their use and the correct technique for optimal yield of pathogenic micro-organisms that cause sepsis. 

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