Validation of performance of plastic versus glass bottles for culturing anaerobes from blood in BacT/ALERT SN medium.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To validate performance, we compared the new plastic BacT/ALERT (bioMérieux, Durham, NC) SN bottle to the current glass SN bottle with samples of blood obtained for culture from adults and found them comparable for both recovery and speed of detection of microorganisms. We conclude that the safety advantage of plastic bottles can be achieved without compromising performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mirrett, S; Joyce, MJ; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 6150 - 6151

PubMed ID

  • 16333117

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1317232

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.43.12.6150-6151.2005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States