mrmic Posted June 5, 2017 Share Posted June 5, 2017 I am curious to find out what methods other Microbiology Labs are using for investigating Transfusion Reactions for the Blood Bank Transfusion Service? Limited verbal communications suggest there are a lot of variations out there. Based on product, how do you screen for Salmonella, etc., Staph aureus, Yeast or Yersinia? Currently, the ways its has been handed down for X years, is that we inoculate three Thio broth tubes and incubate them at 4C, 22C, and 35-37C for 5 days. If there is any growth we, gram stain and sub to appropriate media plates. I am a little concerned if this is still adequate, esp for Yersinia spp. What does your Blood Bank Transfusion Service "think" you are screening for? Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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