Methods for reducing bacterial contamination in the BacT/Alert mycobacterial culture detection system

Kim Dionne, Amy Sweeney, Annie Hedgepeth, Karen Carroll, Nicole Parrish

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Abstract

Two methods were compared for decreasing bacterial contamination in the BacT/Alert mycobacterial culture detection system. Two concentrations, 0.5 ml (standard amount) and 1.0 ml, of mycobacterial antibiotic supplement were evaluated. Contamination rates were 14% and 6% for the standard and the doubled concentrations, respectively. This difference was statistically significant (P < 0.005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2523-2525
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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