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Blood Culture Materials

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Educational booklet

Blood Culture: A key investigation for diagnosis of bloodstream infections

This booklet aims to answer key questions commonly asked in relation to blood culture, provide practical recommendations for routine blood culture procedures, and offer an illustrated step-by-step guide to blood culture collection best practices.

Best practices video

A properly collected blood culture sample, free of contaminants, can help ensure accurate results that will improve patient outcomes

Preparation steps for collecting blood culture specimens

Discover an animated video that illustrates the preparation steps for collecting blood culture specimens with a winged set and with a needle and syringe.

Best practices video

Blood culture sampling videos

Collecting blood culture specimens:

  • Preparation steps with winged set & needle syringe
  • Collection with winged set
  • Collection with needle & syringe
  • Preparation and collection with indwelling devices
Printable poster

WINGED SET

This printable poster illustrates the preparation steps for collecting blood culture specimens with a winged set.

(Other languages available: French - Spanish - Portuguese)

Printable poster

NEEDLE & SYRINGE

This printable poster illustrates the preparation steps for collecting blood culture specimens with a needle and syringe.

(Other languages available: French - Spanish - Portuguese)

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The content on this website and associated materials do not constitute medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for the individual professional judgement of any physician or other health care practitioner regarding the appropriate course of action for a particular patient. All recommendations should be independently reviewed with appropriate medical staff in light of the needs of any particular institution and its patients. bioMérieux makes no guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information for any particular purpose, including but not limited to any cost savings.

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