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Determining if a Blood Product with a Positive Bacterial Culture May Have Been Contaminated at the Time of Collection or During Processing

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A positive culture from a blood product may be due to contamination during the collection, handling or processing. Identification of the cause is important to prevent further wastage of donated products.

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