Microbial recovery from clot-activating Vacutainers®

Shangxin Yang, Ian Howard Mchardy, Peera Hemarajata, Max T. Wu, Omai B. Garner

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Abstract

Biological specimens for microbiological analysis are often collected in BD Vacutainers®, which are not specifically designed for microbial recovery. Bacterial and fungal recovery was analyzed for glass and plastic tubes with or without clot-activating silica. No significant impact was found for the recovery of most bacteria and yeasts tested, however, Haemophilus influenzae recovery from cerebrospinal fluid was significantly reduced in both glass and plastic clot activator tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Haemophilus influenzae
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Bacteria

Keywords

  • Bacterial recovery
  • BD Vacutainers
  • Clinical microbiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Microbial recovery from clot-activating Vacutainers®. / Yang, Shangxin; Mchardy, Ian Howard; Hemarajata, Peera; Wu, Max T.; Garner, Omai B.

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Vol. 85, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 395-397.

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Yang, Shangxin ; Mchardy, Ian Howard ; Hemarajata, Peera ; Wu, Max T. ; Garner, Omai B. / Microbial recovery from clot-activating Vacutainers®. In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2016 ; Vol. 85, No. 4. pp. 395-397.
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