Evaluation of the necessity for routine terminal subculturing of blood cultures negative by radiometric methods.
A retrospective review of 18,130 blood cultures performed with a BACTEC 225 indicated that terminal subculturing of bottles negative after 7 days of testing did not recover organisms which affected patient care or the length of patient hospitalization.
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Beckwith, D. G., & Etowski, D. C. (1982). Evaluation of the necessity for routine terminal subculturing of blood cultures negative by radiometric methods. Journal of clinical microbiology, 15(1), 35–40. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.15.1.35-40.1982
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine