Steripath Gen2 BD Diverted
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Blood Culture Results
You Can Trust

Steripath® is the only technology indicated to reduce blood culture contamination.¹ Backed by extensive clinical results in peer-reviewed, published studies, Steripath is setting the new standard in blood culture accuracy.

See How Steripath Works

Steripath mechanically diverts and sequesters the initial 1.5-2.0 mL of blood, the volume known to contain contaminants.² Blood cultures are then collected through a second flow path, creating a closed vein-to-bottle collection system.

Features & Technology

Diversion Volume
Evidence-Based Diversion Volume

According to independent clinical studies, 1.5-2.0mL is the recommended volume of blood to divert to reduce blood culture contamination.¹

Luer Extension
Supports IV Start Draws

The 9”, CT compatible Luer extension remains with the patient after blood culture collection. Disconnection at the IV hub is not required.

User Controlled Diversion
User-Controlled Diversion

Gentle negative pressure assists in drawing the diverted blood, critical for ‘hard stick’ patients.

Sterile Pathway
Independent, Sterile Flow Path

A second independent flow path automatically opens for specimen collection upon completion of diversion.

No Assembly
No Assembly Required

Comes pre-assembled and sterile to significantly reduce touch point contamination, providing a closed vein-to-bottle system.

Best Practice Kit (BD)
Available in a Customizable Kit

Customized best practice kits for consistent, sustainable, guaranteed result.


Guaranteed Clinical Results,
or Your Money Back.

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50% Reduction Guarantee

We back Steripath with a clinical performance guarantee of a 50% or greater sustained reduction in blood culture contamination or your money back.

Rebate Badge

1.0% Rate Guarantee

When used with our Best Practice Blood Culture Kit and the 50% reduction has been surpassed, Magnolia Medical provides a $1,000 credit for any contamination above a 1.0% rate.

*Additional terms and conditions may apply

Compatible With All Blood Culture Collection Protocols

Steripath Gen2 Devices

Blood Culture Bottles:




Available Extensions:

21G Butterfly Safety Needle

23G Butterfly Safety Needle

Luer (for IV Start)

Now Available:

10mL & 20mL Syringe

Make an impact at your hospital by reducing blood culture contamination

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The Problem

Learn about the consequences of false-positive blood cultures

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The Challenge

What differentiates Steripath Gen2 from other techniques and methods

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The Benefits

The clinical & economic impact of reducing blood culture contamination

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The Evidence

Explore the independent clinical study results using Steripath

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  1. Indicated to reduce the frequency of blood culture contamination when contaminants are present, compared to standard method controls without diversion
  2. Richard G. Patton Blood Culture Contamination Definitions Can Obscure the Extent of Blood Culture Contamination: A New Standard for Satisfactory Institution Performance Is Needed. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Available on CJO 2016 doi:10.1017/ice.2016.30