BacT/ALERT® PF Culture Bottles are used with the BacT/ALERT® Microbial Detection System in qualitative procedures for enhanced recovery and detection of aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) from blood.
The BacT/ALERT® Microbial Detection System is used to determine if microorganisms are present in blood taken from a patient suspected of having bacteremia/fungemia. The BacT/ALERT® System and culture bottles provide both a microbial detection system and a culture media with suitable nutritional and environmental conditions for organisms commonly encountered in blood infections. The BacT/ALERT® PF Culture bottle was developed to provide a rapid and sensitive method for detection of microorganisms when only a small volume of blood is available. An inoculated bottle is placed into the instrument where it is incubated and continuously monitored for the presence of microorganisms that will grow in the BacT/ALERT® PF bottle.