Blood Culture Bottles

In clinical practice, knowing which blood vials to use for various tests is crucial. One of those useful skills that is rarely, if ever, taught is how to read blood bottles! To avoid errors and/or unpleasant phone calls from the laboratory, it is still essential to know which bottles are used and why, even though the majority of hospitals now offer printable stickers for bottles that tell you which ones to use.



  1. Nutritional media provide a robust environment for microbial growth
  2. Visual, irreversible color change assure accurate detection
  3. Resins offer effective antimicrobial neutralization
  4. Compatible with other colorimetric technology systems