Rate of growth of Pseudomonas fluorescens in donated blood.

  title={Rate of growth of Pseudomonas fluorescens in donated blood.},
  author={Allan P Gibb and Katharine M. Martin and George A. Davidson and Brad Walker and William G. Murphy},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={48 8},
AIMS To examine how delayed refrigeration of blood affects the growth of Pseudomonas fluorescens, one of the two most important causes of sepsis resulting from transfusion of contaminated blood. METHODS Two donations of whole blood were each divided into three aliquots and inoculated with 5-10 cfu/ml of a P fluorescens strain from a case of transfusion associated sepsis. From each donation, one aliquot was placed at 4 degrees C, one was held at 20 degrees C for six hours prior to… CONTINUE READING