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Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia.

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Weinstein, MP; Reller, LB; Mirrett, S; Reimer, LG; Wang, WL; Stratton, CW
Published in: J Clin Microbiol
August 1987

Although the addition of 1.2% gelatin to broth blood culture media containing sodium polyanetholesulfonate has been shown to enhance detection of certain bacteria, including Neisseria meningitidis, N. gonorrhoeae, Peptostreptococcus anaerobius, and Gardnerella vaginalis, the effect of such supplementation on the detection of other microorganisms causing bacteremia and fungemia is not known. Therefore, we studied BACTEC 6B medium with and without gelatin in 6,833 paired comparisons to examine the effects of supplementation on both the yield and the speed of detection of sepsis. More aerobic and facultative bacteria grew in the 6B than in the 6B-gelatin medium (P less than 0.001), especially staphylococci (P less than 0.01), Escherichia coli (P less than 0.01), other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae (P less than 0.05), and Acinetobacter spp. (P less than 0.05). When microorganisms grew in both bottles, they did so earlier in 6B than in 6B-gelatin (P less than 0.001). We conclude that the 6B medium in its present formulation is superior to 6B medium supplemented with 1.2% gelatin.

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J Clin Microbiol

DOI

ISSN

0095-1137

Publication Date

August 1987

Volume

25

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1373 / 1375

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sepsis
  • Radiometry
  • Mycoses
  • Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Gelatin
  • Fungi
  • Culture Media
  • Bacteria
  • 3207 Medical microbiology
 

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Weinstein, M. P., Reller, L. B., Mirrett, S., Reimer, L. G., Wang, W. L., & Stratton, C. W. (1987). Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol, 25(8), 1373–1375. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.25.8.1373-1375.1987
Weinstein, M. P., L. B. Reller, S. Mirrett, L. G. Reimer, W. L. Wang, and C. W. Stratton. “Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia.J Clin Microbiol 25, no. 8 (August 1987): 1373–75. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.25.8.1373-1375.1987.
Weinstein MP, Reller LB, Mirrett S, Reimer LG, Wang WL, Stratton CW. Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Aug;25(8):1373–5.
Weinstein, M. P., et al. “Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia.J Clin Microbiol, vol. 25, no. 8, Aug. 1987, pp. 1373–75. Pubmed, doi:10.1128/jcm.25.8.1373-1375.1987.
Weinstein MP, Reller LB, Mirrett S, Reimer LG, Wang WL, Stratton CW. Controlled evaluation of modified radiometric blood culture medium supplemented with gelatin for detection of bacteremia and fungemia. J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Aug;25(8):1373–1375.

Published In

J Clin Microbiol

DOI

ISSN

0095-1137

Publication Date

August 1987

Volume

25

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1373 / 1375

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sepsis
  • Radiometry
  • Mycoses
  • Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Gelatin
  • Fungi
  • Culture Media
  • Bacteria
  • 3207 Medical microbiology