Terminal subcultures from 5,354 negative BACTEC blood culture bottles did not significantly improve the detection of positive cultures. Only 15 of the 545 total isolates were recovered from the terminal subcultures. All 15 of these isolates were either considered contaminants or had been previously detected.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|State||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)