BACTEC™ // I. PRINCIPLE. The detection of microorganisms in a patient’s blood has diagnostic and prognostic importance. Bactec Plus blood culture bottles were preincubated at 35°C or at room temperature before entry into the Bactec instrument to determine the influence of. The overall recovery of organisms and time to detection with the BACTEC and BACTEC systems were compared in a multicenter.

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Support Center Support Center. However, when only standard aerobic and anaerobic media were used, the BacT performed better than the Bactec in overall growth detection, time to growth detection, and number of false-negatives. Three of the six types of media were able to detect growth of all 50 Candida isolates.

Most of the Candida spp.

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Until improvements in these systems are made, we may need to encourage clinical microbiology laboratories to routinely use mycology media and terminally subculture negative bottles to ensure that episodes of candidemia are not missed. Use baftec simulated blood cultures to compare a specific fungal medium with a standard microorganism medium for yeast detection.

However, there is data to suggest that a 3-day incubation period is sufficient for isolation of clinically relevant bacterial and fungal pathogens, and laboratories may adopt a 3-day incubation period in the future 3. Additionally, the routine use of mycology media adds a substantial expense; each mycology bottle is approximately three times more expensive than an aerobic or anaerobic blood culture bottle.

Growth detection results for each Candida spp. It is used for detecting the amount of bacterial contamination in platelet concentrates. This unique medium contains a lysing agent to lyse both red and white blood cells, releasing any intracellular organisms. Episodes of candidemia are most commonly detected with standard aerobic and anaerobic blood culture media in automated blood culture systems.

Growth was detected in all BacT gactec Bactec mycology bottles, all BacT aerobic bottles, and by terminal subculture of all bottles.


Fifty clinical isolates of Candida were used in this study, including 10 isolates of each of the following species: The aerobic detection of C.

Aerobic, anaerobic, and mycology media were evaluated in each automated blood culture system. The ability of automated blood culture systems to detect growth of NAC species has not been thoroughly evaluated. Bwctec the incubation period were decreased to only 3 days, two more episodes of C. Product Line Please Select. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Open in a separate window. The BacT system missed no episodes of candidemia. We therefore performed this study to directly compare the ability of two automated blood culture systems in the detection of the five most common species implicated in candidemia, specifically evaluating growth detection, time to growth detection, and the utility of terminal subcultures with a simulated candidemia model.

We also thank Walter Mika for assistance with phlebotomy and John A. National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards.

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Reference method for broth dilution antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts; approved standard. Please review our privacy policy. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The mean time to growth detection for all Candida spp. George1 Clinton K. Multiple studies have demonstrated effective recovery of Candida spp.

A prospective observational study of candidemia: Do you like this? All bottles were subcultured and demonstrated heavy growth of pure yeast colonies and were therefore true positives.

Detection of Candida spp. Murray1 Linda S. To add this product to your interest list, sign up or login. If a standard 5-day incubation period were employed, the Bactec would have missed an additional episode of C. However, most clinical laboratories do not routinely use mycology media for all blood cultures. Secular trends in the epidemiology of nosocomial fungal infections in the United States, The growth requirements and characteristics may be different than C.

Time to Candida spp. For more information on the Bactec microbiological system and other refurbished microbiological systems we carry, please browse through our online store.


Under these circumstances, when only aerobic and anaerobic media are used, the BacT performed better than the BACTEC in overall detection, time to detection, number of false-negatives, and missed episodes of simulated candidemia. Though this may bacyec adequate, three episodes of candidemia were missed, one C. The BD Bactec system can accept test bottles, bactef comes complete with a rich set of features to provide maximum workflow and productivity.

We feel these statistical differences do not likely represent clinically significant differences. Ward for assistance with statistical analysis of the data.

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Our patented BD BACTEC resin media have been shown to effectively neutralize a wide variety of antibiotics, allowing growth bacyec microorganisms that may not occur with conventional media. Recall, though, that our isolates were all incubated for a total of 12 days. Terminal subculture was performed on all 65 of the bottles that had no growth detected by the automated blood culture systems; all of these cultures demonstrated heavy growth of pure yeast colonies, representing 65 false-negatives.

A review of the literature revealed that, in addition to our previous observations, other authors have described a similar phenomenon with regard to recovery of Candida spp.

Unfortunately, candidal and bacterial sepsis can have identical clinical presentations; bcatec order to use the mycology media in a cost-effective manner, the clinician needs to have a high clinical suspicion bacttec candidemia or rely on standard aerobic and anaerobic media for the detection of candidemia.

Blood culture bottles in which no growth was detected were removed from the automated system after 12 days, seven days after the last bottle had growth detected in either automated blood culture system.