Blood culture results you can trust.
Steripath® Gen2 is the simple, all-in-one solution clinically proven to reduce false positive blood culture results. Reduce your blood culture contamination rate to improve patient safety and key quality outcomes, while significantly reducing unnecessary antibiotic usage, length of stay and hospital costs.*
Integrated Syringe Collection
Steripath Gen2 is now available with an integrated syringe configuration for use on difficult venous access patients and hospitals with syringe collection protocols. This configuration comes preassembled to save you time and avoid risk of touch-point contamination, compared to other methods.
Watch how Steripath works
Steripath Gen2 actively diverts and sequesters the initial 1.5-2.0mL of blood, the volume known to contain contaminants.³ Blood cultures are then collected through a second flow path, creating a closed vein-to-bottle collection system.
Key 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.³
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 preassembled and sterile to significantly reduce touch point contamination, providing a closed vein-to-bottle system.
Available in a Customizable Kit
Everything you need to standardize best practice for blood culture collection.
Guaranteed results, or your money back.
Every Steripath Gen2 device is backed by our Clinical Performance Guarantee. Reduce blood culture contamination rates at your hospital by at least 50%, or get your money back.²
Seamless integration into all blood culture protocols
10mL & 20mL integrated syringe configurations
BD BACTEC™, bioMérieux BACT/ALERT™, Thermo Fisher Scientific VersaTREK™ blood culture bottles
21G butterfly safety needle, 23G butterfly safety needle, CT compatible Luer (for IV starts) extension sets
Make an impact at your hospital by reducing blood culture contamination
* Multiple studies (Rupp M., et al; “Reduction in Blood Culture Contamination Through Use of Initial Specimen Diversion Device.” Clinical Infectious Diseases (Aug. 2017); Bell, M., et al. (2018). Effectiveness of a Novel Specimen Collection System in Reducing Blood Culture Contamination Rates. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(6): 570-5753; Zimmerman, F., et al.: “Reducing blood culture contamination using an initial specimen diversion device. American Journal of Infection Control (2018); Chang D., et al; Impact of Blood Culture Diversion Device and Molecular Pathogen Identification on Vancomycin Use. Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Conference (Spring 2017); Doern, G., et al. “A Comprehensive Update on the Problem of Blood Culture Contamination and a Discussion of Methods for Addressing the Problem.” Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2019); Skoglund, E., et al.: "Estimated Clinical and Economic Impact Through Use of a Novel Blood Collection Device (Steripath) to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination in the Emergency Department: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.” J Clin Microbiol. (2019); Geisler, B., et al.: “A Model to Evaluate the Impact of Hospital-Based Interventions Targeting False-Positive Blood Cultures on Economic and Clinical Outcomes.” Journal of Hospital Infection (2019))
- Indicated to reduce the frequency of blood culture contamination when contaminants are present, compared to standard method controls without diversion
- Additional terms and conditions may apply
- 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