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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
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
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.
Gentle negative pressure assists in drawing the diverted blood, critical for ‘hard stick’ patients.
Independent, Sterile Flow Path
A second independent flow path automatically opens for specimen collection upon completion of diversion.
No Assembly Required
Comes pre-assembled and sterile to significantly reduce touch point contamination, providing a closed vein-to-bottle system.
Available in a Customizable Kit
Customized best practice kits for consistent, sustainable, guaranteed result.
Compatible With All Blood Culture Collection Protocols
Blood Culture Bottles:
21G Butterfly Safety Needle
23G Butterfly Safety Needle
Luer (for IV Start)
10mL & 20mL Syringe
Make an impact at your hospital by reducing blood culture contamination
- Indicated to reduce the frequency of blood culture contamination when contaminants are present, compared to standard method controls without diversion
- 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