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Release date- 12062014 -
This communication enables access to advanced reporting capabilities, connectivity to the hospital's Laboratory Information System (LIS) and access to the unique
The ability to automatically track blood volumes gives laboratory professionals the confidence and ability to provide quality blood culture testing while improving their effectiveness in detecting bacteria, yeast and fungi in blood. A variety of reports can be generated to track, display and communicate average blood volumes collected from across the hospital or by a specific phlebotomist.
'We're pleased to be able to offer laboratories the convenience of a lower-volume blood culture instrument, with all of the advantages of full integration with the LIS,' said
The volume of blood collected is the single most important factor affecting organism recovery in blood cultures.1 In fact, in adult blood culture specimens, recovery increases by approximately three percent for each additional milliliter of blood obtained.2 As a result, commonly accepted best practices, such as those outlined in the CLSI guidelines, call for 20 to 30 mL of blood collected per venipuncture or set, two to three sets per episode.
Additionally, laboratory accreditation agencies, such as the
The BD BACTEC Blood Culture System is a fully automated microbiology growth and detection system designed to detect microbial growth from blood specimens. The BD BACTEC FX40 Instrument with connectivity to the BD EpiCenter Data Management System represents one of several new advancements in the blood culture arena for
The BACTEC FX and the BD BACTEC 9000 families of continuous monitoring blood culturing instruments offer performance, safety, reliability, ease of use, media quality and service to meet the needs of today's top clinical laboratories.
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