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A bundle of techniques and lab tests exist to both prevent false-positive blood cultures and rapidly identify pathogens from positive blood cultures.
In addition to the reference she cited, there are three other studies showing increased rates of false-positive blood cultures associated with the use of the FAN media.
2) A study by Weinbaum, et al, reports that the mean hospital charges for patients with false-positive blood cultures was more than 50% higher than for similar patients with true-negative cultures.