Use of BACTEC 9240 blood culture system for detection of Brucella melitensis in synovial fluid

P. Yagupsky*, N. Peled, J. Press

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Abstract

Synovial fluid specimens aspirated from patients with arthritis were inoculated into an aerobic Peds Plus blood culture bottle and monitored by the BACTEC 9240 instrument for 4 weeks. A total of 1,072 synovial fluid cultures were processed, and 15 (0.14%) were positive for Brucella melitensis. A single culture, harboring 1.3 CFU of viable organisms per ml, was missed by the instrument. All 14 positive BACTEC cultures were detected within 3 to 7 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-739
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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