Blood Culture

Blood culture is the most important laboratory test. It detects bacterial and fungal infections in the blood that could lead to sepsis.

Bacterial and fungal infections of the blood represent a major public health concern.

More than any other infection, with sepsis every minute counts. Rapidly starting appropriate antibiotic treatment is critical for patient care. Blood culture, which allows the detection of the bacterial or fungal infection responsible for this infection, plays an essential role.

Our solutions

bioMérieux is constantly innovating to develop solutions to provide faster, actionable results for more targeted patient management and better use of antibiotics. Recent developments have focused on broader antibiotic neutralization, enhanced microorganism recovery, and reduced detection times to improve safety.

  • The BACT/ALERT® VIRTUO® system, introduced in 2014, is the latest generation blood culture system. It is the only automated blood culture system offering advanced functions such as measuring the volume of collected blood, automated bottle loading/unloading, etc.
  • The automated BACT/ALERT® 3D system enables the rapid, automatic detection of positive blood cultures to diagnose bacterial and fungal infections.
    • It can also be used to detect a pulmonary tuberculosis infection.
    • It is the only modular system can be used for both blood culture and tuberculosis testing.