The SteriPath blood culture collection system is comprised of 3 key aspects:
SteriPath is a vacuum-assisted blood collection system that diverts and sequesters contaminants from the initial blood sample specimen.
SteriPath ships in 3 different configurations and is compatible with standard blood collection tubes and culture bottles made by BD and bioMerieux, as well as certain Trek products.
The Sterile Package
The system is sealed in a single-use package that serves as a portable sterile field during the blood culture procedure.
Device packaged as a pre-assembled unit
Packed in a single-use tray
Sealed and fully sterilized
A number of evidence-based blood culture collection best practices are built into the system. The physical design of the SteriPath system ensures compliance with published guidelines.
Maintain a sterile field
Following skin preparation, the device tray can be used as a portable sterile field.
Venipuncture is performed following standard practice.
Initial specimen of blood is diverted and sequestered with a single push.
Once the device is fully actuated, blood culture bottles are inserted into the transfer adaptor to collect samples, as per instructed use. Following blood culture collection, other samples can be drawn as needed for additional tests.