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- Trends in blood culture contamination: a college of American Pathologist Q-Tracks study of 356 institutions.Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005; 129: 1222-1225
- Principles and procedures for blood cultures: approved guidelines. CLSI document M47-A.Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Wayne [PA]2007
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- Resource utilization and contaminated blood cultures in children at risk for occult bacteremia.Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000; 154: 469-473
- Guidelines for evaluation of new fever in critically ill adult patients: 2008 update from the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.Crit Care Med. 2008; 36: 1330-1349
College of American Pathologists. Contaminated blood cultures: taking bold steps to lower rates. Available from: http://www.cap.org/apps/cap.portal?_nfpb=true&cntvwrPtlt_actionOverride=%2Fportlets%2FcontentViewer%2Fshow&_windowLabel=cntvwrPtlt&cntvwrPtlt%7BactionForm.contentReference%7D=cap_today%2F0412%2F0412c_contaminated.html&_state=maximized&_pageLabel=cntvwr. Accessed September 21, 2012.
- Impact of blood cultures drawn by phlebotomy on contamination rates and health care costs in a hospital emergency department.J Clin Microbiol. 2009; 47: 1021-1024
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- Contamination of catheter-drawn blood cultures.J Clin Microbiol. 2001; 39: 3393-3394
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- Central catheter blood sampling: the impact of changing the needleless caps prior to collection.J Infusion Nursing. 2009; 32: 212-218
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