Usefulness of a rapid method to cultivate sterile body fluid specimens

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Antonietta Cavallaro *
Laura Squarzon
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At the present, diagnosis of invasive infections is commonly based on the cultivation of pathogenic microorganisms with subsequent morphological and biochemical identification, followed by several types of antimicrobial susceptibility tests. Early identification and rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms causing these invasive and life-threatening infections are high priorities in clinical microbiology laboratories. Aim of our study was to investigate whether Uro4 HB&L automated system (Alifax S.p.A., Padova, Italy) anticipates the recovery of microorganisms from sterile body fluids other than traditional cultural methods.

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