Enhancing recovery of Francisella tularensis from blood

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 1988 Oct;11(2):117-9. doi: 10.1016/0732-8893(88)90080-6.


Francisella tularensis may be isolated with the BACTEC 460 blood culture system even though bottles may not meet the established criteria for recognizing positive blood cultures. We describe three proven bacteremic cases in which growth indices were not positive, gram stain of broth showed no microorganisms but F. tularensis grew on chocolate agar culture.

MeSH terms

  • Culture Media
  • Francisella tularensis / growth & development
  • Francisella tularensis / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Sepsis / microbiology*
  • Tularemia / microbiology*


  • Culture Media