Improved blood culture technique based on centrifugation: clinical evaluation.


A total of 3,335 blood samples from 1,180 patients suspected of having bacteremia were analyzed concurrently by two methods: (i) supplemented peptone broth with sodium polyanethanol sulfonate and a CO2 atmosphere; and (ii) lysis centrifugation at 3,000 X g for 30 min onto a high-density, hydrophobic cushion. The centrifugation technique recovered 80% of the… (More)


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