BACTEC™ // I. PRINCIPLE. The detection of microorganisms in a patient’s blood has diagnostic and prognostic importance. Bactec Plus blood culture bottles were preincubated at 35°C or at room temperature before entry into the Bactec instrument to determine the influence of. The overall recovery of organisms and time to detection with the BACTEC and BACTEC systems were compared in a multicenter.

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Nosocomial bloodstream infections in United States hospitals: Interestingly, the only Candida sp. Offerings Capabilities Brands Integrated solutions Bactce. A prospective observational study of candidemia: The mean time to growth detection in the BacT system was Support Center Support Center. Reference method for broth dilution antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts; approved standard.

The overall difference in time to detection between the two systems can be solely attributed to the delayed time to growth detection of Bacctec.

If the incubation period were decreased to only 3 days, two more episodes of C. Additionally, the routine use of mycology media adds bbactec substantial expense; each mycology bottle is approximately three times more expensive than an aerobic or anaerobic blood culture bottle. Harrison2 and Duane R. Ward for assistance with statistical analysis of the data.


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Until improvements in these systems are made, we may need to encourage clinical microbiology laboratories to routinely use mycology media and terminally subculture negative bottles to ensure that episodes of candidemia are not missed. Though this may seem adequate, three episodes of candidemia were missed, one C. Bactec Automated Blood Culture System Bactec — a fluorogenic, automated, and noninvasive blood culture system from Becton Dickinson.

Detection of Candida spp. Multiple studies have demonstrated effective recovery of Candida spp. All aerobic and anaerobic bottles were inoculated with 10 ml of blood, while mycology bottles were inoculated with 5 ml of blood, per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

A closer review of the data also reveals an important finding. Product Line Please Select. Most of the Candida spp. Growth was detected in all BacT and Bactec mycology bottles, all BacT aerobic bottles, and by terminal subculture of all bottles. However, these studies address only a small number of candidemia episodes, primarily secondary to Candida albicans.

For further clarifications, make a call toor send an e-mail to info blockscientific. Bactec — a fluorogenic, automated, and noninvasive blood culture system from Becton Dickinson.

We therefore performed this study to directly compare the ability of two automated blood culture systems in the detection of the five most common species implicated in candidemia, specifically evaluating growth detection, time to growth detection, and the utility of terminal subcultures with a simulated candidemia model.


Open in a separate window. Time to growth detection for C. Value of terminal subculture of automated blood cultures in patients with candidaemia.

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However, the mean time to aerobic growth detection is strikingly slower for C. In the course of performing a separate study on simulated candidemia in the Bactec, we noted some difficulty in growth detection and time to growth detection among both C.

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Controlled clinical laboratory comparison of two supplemented aerobic and anaerobic media used in baactec blood culture systems to detect bloodstream infections. We also thank Walter Mika for assistance with phlebotomy and John A. However, few institutions routinely utilize a mycology bottle as a part of all blood culture sets, secondary to the requirement for extra blood and laboratory space.