Validation of performance of plastic versus glass bottles for culturing anaerobes from blood in BacT/ALERT SN medium.
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.
Mirrett, S; Joyce, MJ; Reller, LB
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