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).
- Weinstein, MP; Mirrett, S; Reimer, LG; Reller, LB
- April 1990
Volume / Issue
- 28 / 4
Start / End Page
- 795 - 797
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States