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BSI diagnostic testing matters. 

A bloodstream infection (BSI) can lead to a dysregulated immune response if untreated. BSI’s can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions, including sepsis.

Blood culture is a critical tool in the diagnosis and management of sepsis

Identifying BSIs and treating symptoms quickly and effectively may impact sepsis-related mortality.2,3,4

To make substantial improvements to BSI testing, consider the entire diagnostic pathway – from blood culture collection to result. 

Learn more in the Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Infographic






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  • Inconsistent blood culture collection can lead to contaminated blood culture bottles that inadvertently flag positive.5,6,7
  • Inconsistent collection practices can also lead to under-filled bottles that prompt a redraw.5,6
  • Under-filled bottles can result in under-diagnosis of BSI’s and potentially longer time to detection.5,6
  • Contaminated blood cultures could mean that a patient remains on inappropriate antibiotic treatment for longer than necessary.5,7


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  1. Rudd, et al. Lancet 2020; 395:200-11.
  2. Kumar A., et al. Critical Care Medicine 2006; 34(6):1589-1596.
  3. Roimi M., et al. (2020). Intensive Care Medicine 2020; 46: 454–462.
  4. Adrie C., et al. Journal of Infection 2017; 74: 131-141.
  5. Lamy B., et al. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7 (2016), article 697.
  6. Banerjee R., et al. CID 2016; 63(10): 1332-9.
  7. Hall K., et al. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2006; 19(4):788-802






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