How transfusion-transmitted Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) infections diagnosed?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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In transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection, blood should be collected from the opposite arm; aside from appropriate hematologic tests, this blood should be sent for culture. Following reporting, the blood-product bag should be sent to the microbiology laboratory for Gram stain and culture.

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