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Impact of delays to incubation and storage temperature on blood culture results: a multi-centre study

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Background Blood cultures are one of the most important tests performed by microbiology laboratories. Many hospitals, particularly in low and middle-income countries, lack either microbiology services or staff to provide 24 h services resulting in delays to blood culture incubation. There is insufficient guidance on how to transport/store blood cultures if delays before incubation are unavoidable, particularly if ambient temperatures are high. This study set out to address th... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12879-021-05872-8

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Author
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0000-0002-5188-0349
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9189-7244
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
1
Article number:
173
Publication date:
2021-02-12
Acceptance date:
2021-02-04
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EISSN:
1471-2334
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English
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Pubs id:
1161230
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pubs:1161230
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2021-02-14

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