BD Bactec Blood Culture Media


Decrease time to detection during the analytical phase with a full spectrum of blood culture media solutions.

The combination of the BD BACTEC™ Plus Aerobic and Lytic Anaerobic media allows for improved time to detect and recovery of both aerobic and anaerobic organisms.1

The BD BACTEC™ bottle portfolio provides a full line of blood culture media developed specifically for the detection of aerobes, anaerobes, yeast, fungi and mycobacteria to help improve time to detect and organism recovery2 from both adult and pediatric patients.

BD BACTEC™ blood culture bottles are designed to be fully compatible with the BD Vacutainer® blood collection system, reducing the risk of accidental needlestick injuries during blood collection and subculturing.

Globally, over a third of patients hospitalised with sepsis may die prior to hospital discharge. Best practise recommends collecting at least two sets of blood cultures prior to antimicrobial therapy to help improve organism recovery.3


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  1. Rohner P et al. J Clin Microbiol. 1997; 35(10):2634-2638.
  2. Rocchetti A et al. Prospective study of the clinical performance of three BACTEC media in a modern emergency department: Plus Aerobic/F, Plus Anaerobic/F, and Anaerobic Lytic/F. J Microbiol Methods. 2016 Nov;130:129-132.
  3. Vincent JL et al. Assessment of the worldwide burden of critical illness: the Intensive Care Over Nations (ICON) audit. Lancet Respir Med. 2014;2:380-386.