Author(s): Puttaswamy S, Lee BD, Sengupta S
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Abstract We present a novel electrical method for detecting viable bacteria in blood cultures that is 4 to 10 times faster than continuous monitoring blood culture systems (CMBCS) like the Bactec system. Proliferating bacteria are detected via an increase in the bulk capacitance of suspensions, and the threshold concentration for detection is ∼ 10(4) CFU/ml (compared to ∼ 10(8) CFU/ml for the Bactec system).
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice