Rapid detection of Brucella melitensis from blood cultures by a commercial system

P. Yagupsky, N. Peled, J. Press, M. Abu-Rashid, O. Abramson

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Abstract

To assess the capability of the Peds Plus medium of the Bactec 9240 blood culture system to recover Brucella melitensis within the routine seven-day protocol used by most clinical microbiology laboratories, inoculated blood culture bottles were monitored by the Bactec 9240 instrument for four weeks, and blind subcultures were performed once a week. A total of 2579 blood cultures were drawn, 42 (1.6%) of which were positive for Brucella melitensis. Forty-one of the 42 (97.6%) positive cultures were detected by the Bactec 9240 instrument within two to six days; a single positive culture was missed by the instrument and detected by blind subculture performed on day 7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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