Performance evaluation of the VersaTREK blood culture system for quality control testing of platelet units.

Abstract

The performance of the VersaTREK blood culture system for the detection of a bacterial contamination of platelet concentrates was assessed using samples spiked with serial dilutions of nine bacterial species associated with platelet contamination. The system detected growth for all organisms in <20 h, and the detection sensitivity was <20 CFU/ml.

DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02173-08

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@article{Nanua2009PerformanceEO, title={Performance evaluation of the VersaTREK blood culture system for quality control testing of platelet units.}, author={Suparna Nanua and Carol J. Weber and Liz Isgriggs and William Michael Dunne}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2009}, volume={47 3}, pages={817-8} }