To assess the capability of the Peds Plus medium of the Bactec 9240 blood culture system to recover Brucella melitensis within the routine seven-day protocol used by most clinical microbiology laboratories, inoculated blood culture bottles were monitored by the Bactec 9240 instrument for four weeks, and blind subcultures were performed once a week. A total of 2579 blood cultures were drawn, 42 (1.6%) of which were positive for Brucella melitensis. Forty-one of the 42 (97.6%) positive cultures were detected by the Bactec 9240 instrument within two to six days; a single positive culture was missed by the instrument and detected by blind subculture performed on day 7.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - 1997|