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Blood culture collection

Simplify collection, help minimize contamination, and facilitate appropriate blood volume during the pre-analytical phase with a full spectrum of specimen collection solutions.

Challenges in patient preparation and sample collection may result in pre-analytical errors, accounting for up to 70% of all clinical errors made in laboratory diagnostics.1

Used in combination, BD specimen collection solutions for blood culture are designed to minimize contamination, and promote ease and safety of specimen collection.2


Blood culture media

BD BACTEC blood culture media are offered in plastic bottles to assist in the delivery of an easy-to-use, safe and high quality blood culture specimen.


BD ChloraPrep patient skin preparation

The BD ChloraPrep product is a single-use, sterile applicator that may decrease the risk of blood culture contamination vs. iodine.


BD Synapsys microbiology informatics solution

BD Synapsys informatics supports blood culture collection best practices by providing quality metrics and on-demand insights.


BD Vacutainer® UltraTouch push button blood collection set

The BD Vacutainer UltraTouch push button blood collection set is engineered to minimize patient discomfort during blood collection.

  1. Plebani M. Quality indicators to detect pre-analytical errors in laboratory testing. Clin Biochem Rev. 2012;33(3):85-88.
  2. Hotaling M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 ;35(2):100-105.
  3. Tepus D et al. Effectiveness of ChloraPrep in the reduction of blood culture contamination rates in the emergency department. J Nurs Care Qual. 2008;23(3):272-276..
  4. Mouser A et al. J Appl Lab Med. 2017;2(2):201-210.

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