BACT/ALERT PF PLUS culture bottles are used with the BACT/ALERT 3D and VIRTUO® in qualitative procedures for recovery and detection of aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) from blood in pediatric patients. Bottles contain 30 mL of supplemented complex media and can hold a specimen volume up to 4 mL.
PF PLUS culture bottles contain a unique media formulation of adsorbent polymeric beads which offer antimicrobial neutralization (including Fluconazole), optimized time-to-detection,¹ and improved microorganism recovery.² Bottles are FDA-cleared for delayed entry up to 24 hours after bottle inoculation.
¹Beaudoin MC, Gervais P, Ruest A, et al. Comparative evaluation of BACT/ALERT Standard, BACT/ALERT Plus, and BACTEC Aerobic/F Plus blood culture bottles. ECCMID 2015. Poster EP056.
•PF PLUS media offer improved microorganism recovery.¹
•FAN® PLUS media have faster time-to-detection (9-35 hours) than other available products.²
•Media facilitates clear, easy-to-read Gram stains.
•Bottles are made from multilayer, shatterproof* plastic, helping to eliminate accidental spills, potential biohazard exposure, and glass cuts.
²Beaudoin MC, Gervais P, Ruest A, et al. Comparative evaluation of BACT/ALERT Standard, BACT/ALERT Plus, and BACTEC Aerobic/F Plus blood culture bottles. ECCMID 2015. Poster EP056.
*Under normal conditions of use
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BIOMÉRIEUX, the BIOMÉRIEUX logo and BACT/ALERT, and VIRTUO are used, pending and/or registered trademarks belonging to bioMérieux, or one of its subsidiaries, or one of its companies.· Patents: https://www.biomerieux-usa.com/patents · PRN 055592 Rev01.A