TABLE 2.

Candida growth detection in the BACTEC 9240 automated blood culture system compared to growth detection by terminal subculture

Candida sp.No./n (%) positive
Aerobic bottlesAnaerobic bottles
BACTECSubcultureBACTECSubculture
C. albicans11/12 (92)11/12 (92)0/12 (0)11/12 (92)
C. tropicalis12/12 (100)12/12 (100)4/12 (33)12/12 (100)
C. glabrata6/9 (67)9/9 (100)5/9 (56)9/9 (100)
C. krusei5/5 (100)5/5 (100)1/5 (20)5/5 (100)
C. lusitaniae3/3 (100)3/3 (100)1/3 (33)3/3 (100)
C. parapsilosis3/3 (100)3/3 (100)0/3 (0)3/3 (100)
C. guilliermondii2/2 (100)2/2 (100)0/2 (0)2/2 (100)
C. kefyr2/2 (100)2/2 (100)0/2 (0)2/2 (100)
C. firmetaria1/1 (100)1/1 (100)0/1 (0)0/1 (0)
C. rugosa0/1 (0)1/1 (100)0/1 (0)1/1 (100)
Total45/50 (90)49/50 (98) (NS)a11/50 (22)48/50 (96) (P < 0.001)
  • a NS, not significant.