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Rev Esp Quimioter 2021; September 13

Comparison two blood culture bottles for the recovery of Enterobacteriaceae

ANA DE MALET, MARISOL GARCÍA-MERINO, SILVIA VELASCO, CARLOS RUIZ DE ALEGRÍA PUIG

Published: 13 September 2021

http://www.doi.org/10.37201/req/154.2020

Introduction. The objective of the present study was to compare the suitability of the B BACTEC™ Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F versus B BACTEC™ Plus Aerobic/F vials at the time of both Enterobacteriaceae recovery rate and detection time.
Material and methods. Prospective observational study from September 2018 to January 2019 in which 150 bacteremia. The samples were incubated in the automated BD BACTEC ™ FX system (Becton Dickison).
Results. A total of 180 Enterobacteriaceae were isolated: 93 B BACTEC™ Plus Aerobic/F and 87 from B BACTEC™ Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F belonging to 106 patients The urinary focus was the most frequent origin. The average detection time in both cases was not more than 15 hours.
Conclusion. The combination of both bottles seems to be the best diagnostic strategy, thus reducing the detection time as well as increasing the recovery of Enterobacteriaceae. The combination of both vials could be implemented especially in selected situation of special urgency such as the sepsis code or critical patients.

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