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Automated Bld Cult

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Which automated blood culturing system utilizes fluorescence to detect CO2? BACTEC FX
What kind of detector does the BACTEC FX have? A photodiode detector
What is the method of detection for the Bac-T alert system? A colorimeter senses increasing CO2
Which automated system detects headspace pressure from all types of gases? Versa-Trek
What makes a blood culture system fully automated vs semi-automated? Semi-automated systems require the blood to be incubated first and then the machine will read the culture. Fully automated systems continuously monitor over 5 days.
What kind of device is used to read the CO2 in the Bactec HPS NR 660? An infrared spectrophotometer
What is the principle of the Bactec 460 and what is it mainly used to detect? It measures a radioactive isotope of C14 on glucose - as glucose is metabolized, CO2 tagged with C14 is released; mainly used for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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