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1. (WO2017019552) BLOOD SAMPLE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND BLOOD CONTAMINANT SEQUESTRATION DEVICE AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019552    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/043709
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 5/15
A61B 5/153
A61B 5/154
Applicants: KURIN, INC.
Inventors: ROGERS, Bobby
KANG, Gino
DETLOFF, John
Title: BLOOD SAMPLE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND BLOOD CONTAMINANT SEQUESTRATION DEVICE AND METHOD
Abstract:
Blood sample optimization systems and methods are described that reduce or eliminate contaminates in collected blood samples, which in turn reduces or eliminates false positive readings in blood cultures or other testing of collected blood samples. A blood sample optimization system can include a blood sequestration device (1500) located between a patient needle and a sample needle. The blood sequestration device can include a sequestration chamber (1508) for sequestering an initial, potentially contaminated aliquot of blood, and may further include a sampling channel (1506) that bypasses the sequestration chamber to convey likely uncontaminated blood between the patient needle and the sample needle after the initial aliquot of blood is sequestered in the sequestration chamber.