Microbiology : Microbiology
The branch of science that deals with microorganisms.
A fully automated microbiology growth and detection system designed to detect microbial growth from blood specimens.
Blood culture testing is one of the most important functions of the microbiology laboratory as clinicians rely on this information to aid in the diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia.
The BACTEC line of blood culture media is used with the BACTEC 9000 Fluorescent Series Systems. These media permit screening for bacteria, yeast, and fungi present in the blood. This line includes standard broth media, resin media, and media specifically designed for small blood volume inoculation.
The patented BACTEC resin media have been shown to effectively neutralize a wide variety of antibiotics, allowing growth of microorganisms that would not occur with conventional media.
BACTEC resin media achieve significantly higher isolation rates in antibiotic patients than systems using only broth dilution. This greater recovery leads to more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, which can, in turn, lead to shorter hospital stays, lower patient costs and greater overall laboratory and institutional efficiency.
The core of the system: