To identify pathogenic bacterial organisms in the blood as an indicator for appropriate therapeutic interventions for sepsis.
Whole blood collected in bottles containing standard aerobic and anaerobic culture media; 10 to 20 mL for adult patients or 1 to 5 mL for pediatric patients.
(Method: Growth of organisms in standard culture media identified by radiometric or infrared automation, or by manual reading of subculture.) Negative: no growth of pathogens.
Culture, Bacterial, Blood has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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