blood culture medium

blood culture medium

a liquid enrichment medium for the growth of bacteria in the diagnosis of blood infections (bacteremia and septicemia). It contains a suspension of brain tissue in meat broth with dextrose, peptone, and citrate and has a pH of 7.4.
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Led by researchers at Hennepin County Medical Center, the study found that the BD BACTEC (TM) Plus Aerobic medium, a blood culture product from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)(NYSE: BDX), a leading global technology company, had faster time to detection and increased overall bacterial recovery from blood cultures where antimicrobials had been administered to the patient within the 48 hours before blood culture collection, as compared to another commonly used aerobic blood culture medium.
4 hours faster - as compared to recovery rates of another frequently used aerobic blood culture medium (41 percent or 98/237) evaluated in the study.
Inoculating synovial fluid into blood culture medium has been shown to increase the likelihood of isolating the organism (2,10).