Blood cultures – recommended readings

References 

1. CLSI M47 standard- Principles and Procedures for blood cultures
2. Excerpt from Manual Clinical Microbiology , current edition
3. Gratten, PNG Medical Journal 1983. Blood cultures – description of manual
systems for blood culture
4. Hall, K. 2006. Review of blood culture contamination
5. Plorde et al 1994. Effect of volume and periodicity on blood cultures
6. Connell et al 2007. How Reliable Is a Negative Blood Culture Result? Volume
of Blood Submitted for Culture in Routine Practice in a Children’s Hospital.

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