Contamination of catheter-drawn blood cultures.

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Journal Article

To assess the risk of contamination, we reviewed retrospectively 1,408 matched pairs of simultaneous catheter-drawn and venipuncture blood cultures. Catheter-drawn cultures were equally likely to be truly positive (14.4 versus 13.7%) but more likely to be contaminated (3.8 versus 1.8% [P = 0.001]). Direct venipuncture cultures are preferred.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Everts, RJ; Vinson, EN; Adholla, PO; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3393 - 3394

PubMed ID

  • 11526188

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11526188

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/jcm.39.9.3393-3394.2001

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States