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Evaluation of Two Commercially Available Media for Detection of Bacteremia

By John A. Washington


Analysis of the results of 13,162 blood cultures during a 9-month interval has shown that Pseudomonas aeruginosa statistically was recovered more frequently from Trypticase soy broth (TSB) than from Thioglycollate-135C and that contaminants, including Staphylococcus epidermidis and aerobic and anaerobic Corynebacterium species, were isolated with statistically greater frequency from Thioglycollate-135C than from TSB. No other statistically significant differences were found

Topics: Clinical Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology
Year: 1972
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