TABLE 3.

Incubation time to growth detection by the BACTEC 9240 using Aerobic Plus/F and Anaerobic Plus/F blood culture bottles

Species (total no. of isolates)Mean time to growth detection (h) (avg ± SD)
Aerobic bottles (no. of isolates)Anaerobic bottles (no. of isolates)
C. albicans (12)20.63 ± 1.57 (11)NDa
C. tropicalis (12)14.28 ± 1.45 (12)48.36 ± 80.27 (4)
C. glabrata (9)120.89 ± 35.33 (6)b22.14 ± 2.47 (5)
Other Candida spp. (17)19.64 ± 5.66 (16)20.41 ± 4.29 (2)
    C. krusei (5)16.26 ± 1.35 (5)23.44 (1)
    C. lusitaniae (3)17.21 ± 1.35 (3)17.37 (1)
    C. parapsilosis (3)25.01 ± 0.51 (3)ND
    C. guilliermondii (2)21.34 ± 0.53 (2)ND
    C. kefyr (2)14.19 (2)ND
    C. firmetaria (1)35.19 (1)ND
    C. rugosa (1)NDND
  • a ND, no growth detected by BACTEC 9240 automated system.

  • b Time to growth detection of C. glabrata isolates in aerobic medium was significantly longer (P < 0.001) than that of C. glabrata isolates in anaerobic medium, as well as those of all other Candida spp. in aerobic medium.