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Introducing a technology solution specifically designed in collaboration with children's hospitals to reduce blood culture contamination and the risks associated with false-positive sepsis test results.
The Clinical Impact of Blood Culture Contamination
To combat blood culture contamination rates, hospitals rely on education and training. Yet the problem is not the clinician drawing the blood culture but the process. During venipuncture, skin fragments containing viable microorganisms are often dislodged and collected within the initial specimen often causing the patient to test false-positive for a serious bloodstream infection. For blood culture contamination rates to approach zero, a technology platform that is designed to actively divert and sequester the initial volume of blood is needed.
With Steripath® Micro, you can consistently divert and sequester the skin contaminants known to cause false-positive blood culture results. The latest, low-volume Initial Specimen Diversion Device® provides you with a reliable contamination-reducing technology for better patient outcomes and decreased cost burdens from a sepsis misdiagnosis.
Our Promise to You, Your Patients and Your Hospital
Collect Blood Cultures, with Confidence.
The Steripath® Micro Blood Culture Collection System includes a 7” CT-compatible Luer extension set and is available in multiple integrated syringe sizes.
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4. Indicated for use as a blood collection system that diverts and sequesters the initial specimen prior to collection of a subsequent test sample to reduce the frequency of blood culture contamination when contaminants are present in the initial blood sample compared to blood cultures drawn with standard procedure without manual diversion