Laboratory diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia

Raul R. Magadia, Melvin P. Weinstein

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Many of the variables that affect the laboratory diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia have been addressed in this article. Whereas the scientific basis and principles for bloods cultures are well-established, and the methodology has improved, the diagnosis of bacteremia and fungemia still depends greatly on the care the is taken in obtaining the specimens of blood and the skill of the clinician in interpreting positive results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1009-1024
Number of pages16
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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