Effect of altered headspace atmosphere on yield and speed of detection of the Oxoid Signal blood culture system versus the BACTEC radiometric system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The one-bottle Oxoid Signal blood culture system altered to provide a more aerobic bottle headspace was reassessed in a comparative study versus the two-bottle BACTEC radiometric system in 5,426 blood cultures. The BACTEC system detected more microorganisms (P less than 0.02), particularly anaerobes (P less than 0.05) and fungi (P less than 0.05).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weinstein, MP; Mirrett, S; Reimer, LG; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 795 - 797

PubMed ID

  • 2185266

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC267798

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/jcm.28.4.795-797.1990


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States