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.
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