Globally, an estimated 31.5 million cases of sepsis are diagnosed each year, with an estimated 5.3 million deaths. Sepsis is a life threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection, resulting in organ dysfunction and failure. The right diagnosis of sepsis begins in the preanalytical phase with blood culture sample collection. Good sample collection minimizes risk of contamination and ensures that sufficient blood volume is collected.
Sufficient blood volume is one of the crucial determinants for accurate detection of organisms causing infection. The BD Vacutainer UltraTouch™ Push Button Blood Collection Set incorporates BD RightGauge™ Ultra-Thin Wall Cannula Technology, which:
- Allows greater sample fill volume to be collected in blood culture bottles8
- Improves blood flow rates
- Provides a larger inner diameter while maintaining a set outer diameter
Along with the Push Button Blood Collection Set, BD ChloraPrep™ skin prep and BD BACTEC™ blood culture bottles help to complete a collection process with optimized and sufficient blood sample, and decreased contamination.
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|BEC 367365||21 G x 0.75” needle with 12” tubing and luer adapter||200/Case|
|BEC 367364||23 G x 0.75” needle with 12” tubing and luer adapter||200/Case|
|BEC 367363||25 G x 0.75” needle with 12” tubing and luer adapter||200/Case|
|BEC 364815||BD Vacutainer® One Use Holder||250/Bag|
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