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How can a doctor recommend the right test for monsoon fever?


Paired Blood Culture

  • 2.5 times yield over single blood culture
  • Fully automated blood culture system BacT/ALERT for detecting bacteria & fungus
  • Bottle contains Polymeric Beads which can allow growth even when the patients are already on antibiotics
  • Performed on blood & sterile body fluids
  • Helps differentiate contaminants from true pathogens

– Contaminants will grow in 1 of the 2 blood culture bottles.

– True pathogens will grow in both blood culture bottles.


Vitek Susceptibility

  • Identification based on 64 biochemical values and hence gives better precision & accuracy
  • MIC values are useful:

– Most accurate method for prediction of clinical outcome of Antibiotic therapy

– Better management of critically ill patients

  • Antibiotics reported according to the class of drugs


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