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Automated blood culture systems are available from different manufacturers and are used commonly in high-volume clinical microbiology laboratories, and they have undergone extensive analysis since their introduction.
Key market players in the blood culture market include bioMerieux SA (France), Becton, Dickinson and company (U.
Times were documented from blood culture collection to the following: Gram stain, BC-GP result (in the postimple-mentation group), traditional identification and susceptibilities, and the first dose of optimal antibiotics.
Comparison of the MALDI Biotyper system using Sepsityper specimen processing to routine microbiological methods for identification of bacteria from positive blood culture bottles.
Recently, using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) technology directly with blood cultures was found to help guide clinical management of bacteremia caused by gram-negative bacteria (GNB) (6).
Repeat blood cultures after 7 days of therapy remained positive for MRSA, and despite treatment, he deteriorated with ongoing fevers and worsening renal and respiratory failure.
To date, the FDA-approved BD GeneOhm StaphSR (BD Diagnostics, San Diego, California) and the currently unavailable Cepheid Xpert MRSA/SA BC (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, California) polymerase chain reaction products have dominated the rapid blood culture MSSA/MRSA detection market.
Critical assessment of blood culture techniques: analysis of recovery of obligate and facultative anaerobes, strict aerobic bacteria, and fungi in aerobic and anaerobic blood culture bottles.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) definitions include the isolation of bacterium from blood culture obtained from a peripheral vein in a patient with an intravascular catheter and a positive catheter culture with the same microorganism [13].
The poor fluorescence was not confined to single runs and did not correlate with the number of cells present in the smear or a particular type of blood culture bottle.
Because blood culture systems are generally closed, the metabolic products from the organisms accumulate in the vial and distribute between the vapour (head space), the liquid (culture media and plasma), and the solid (immobilized indicator, particulates) phases present.