Blood culture remains the gold standard in diagnosing sepsis. The single most critical factor in optimizing the sensitivity of this procedure is the volume of blood cultured. Guidelines recommend to collect 2-3 blood culture sets per patient1. To learn more, watch the below video.
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1. European Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 1st edition 2011
2. A. Lee et al. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2007, Vol 45, No 11, p.3546-3548
3. Cockerill et al. Clin Infec. Dis. 2004