Recent and innovative methods for detection of bacteremia and fungemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Advances continue to be made in methods for more reliable or more rapid means of detecting bacteremia and fungemia. The importance of blood sample volume and broth dilution has been established in controlled studies. New technology includes the use of resins that remove antimicrobials from blood samples, detection of radioactivity from organisms given radiolabeled substrate, use of dyes that stain microbial DNA and RNA, use of slides coated with growth media, and lysis-centrifugation for trapping microorganisms. Technology now being considered includes counterimmunoelectrophoresis, head-space gas chromatography, electrical impedance, microcalorimetry, and the use of lasers to detect pH changes and turbidity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reller, LB

Published Date

  • July 28, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 1B

Start / End Page

  • 26 - 30

PubMed ID

  • 6192714

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(83)90069-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States