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Blood Culture/ Sepsis Guidelines


Blood Culture / Sepsis Guidelines

This educational webpage is based on the Blood Culture Educational Booklet that you can access HERE.

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  • American Society for Microbiology: Cumitech 1C, Blood Cultures IV. Coordinating ed., EJ Baron. ASM Press Washington, D.C. 2005
  • Supplemental reference: Doern GV, et al. A comprehensive update on the problem of blood culture contamination and a discussion of methods for addressing the problem. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2020;33(1):e00009-e00021 
  • CLSI. Principles and Procedures for Blood Cultures. 2nd ed. CLSI guideline M47. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; 2022.

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