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Blood cultures: principles and techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1090789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detecting the presence of microorganisms in blood is an important function of the clinical microbiology laboratory. With prompt isolation, identification, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates, the clinician can modify the selection and dosage of the antimicrobics used initially to treat a suspected septicemia. Principles and techniques for blood collection, culture, examination, and reporting are reviewed.
J A Washington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1975 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-02     Completed Date:  1975-06-02     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents / blood
Bacteria / immunology
Bacteriological Techniques*
Blood / microbiology*
Blood Bactericidal Activity
Blood Specimen Collection
Blood Volume
Brucella / isolation & purification
Culture Media
Fungi / isolation & purification
Infant, Newborn
Leptospira / isolation & purification
Sepsis / blood
Skin / microbiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Culture Media

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