Bodonaik, Nabin C.; Noonah, S.; Sue-Ho, Robert; Akpaka, P. E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Comparison of duration in incubation to detect growth of true pathogens and contaminants from blood cultures [Abstract]
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Date of Publication
8 Suppl. 1
In the absence of typical clinical manifestations, time to detect growth (TTD) in continuous blood culture monitoring system may be of help in ascertaining the clinical significance of a blood culture isolate (JAMA, 267:1962-66, 1992, Pediatrics 106:251-255, 2000). In this report, we analyse the TTD and correlate it with clinical significance of isolates in 101 patients with positive blood cultures at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.....