lamb <L.A.M.Buisman at chello.nl> wrote in article
>> I believe you. I want them too. The Vital is a terrible machine, the
medium is bad,
> 5 days for routine is not long enough, and it is expensive to run.
> We chose it at the time because the bottles have screw-tops. We do not
want to use
> syringes and needles in the lab, and definitely not with blood.
> All I need now is a safe device to draw samples from positive bottles and
> boss will agree to the Bactec.
>> As for "slow" staphylococci in bloodcultures, they are rare, but in
> anything is possible.
>We run a Vital and have had no problems. Nothing is kept up for more than 5
days and to be honest days 4 and 5 rarely yield anything significant.
Personally I'm very happy with it and our isolation rate, for pneumococi
and yeasts is considerably better than the bactec it replaced.
Just my three-penny worth!