Value of terminal subcultures from negative BACTEC blood culture bottles

G. Araj, R. L. Hopfer, M. Wenglar, V. Fainstein

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-590
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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