TABLE 8.

Polymicrobial positive blood cultures: probe matrix was unable to discriminate multiple organisms present

Specimen no.Conventional IDProbe matrix ID
96Enterobacter cloacae, P. aeruginosaEnterobacteriaceae, small amounts of either P. aeruginosa or E. coli
111Viridans group Streptococcus, P. aeruginosaGram-positive (low G+C), not Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, S. pneumoniae, or Actinomycetes
165S. pneumoniae, CoNSStaphylococcus, not S. aureus; either S. pneumoniae or P. aeruginosa
203P. aeruginosa, CoNSP. aeruginosa, small amount of S. aureus or Staphylococcus, not S. aureus
227Serratia marcescens, P. aeruginosaEnterobacteriaceae, not E. coli; small amounts of either P. aeruginosa or E. coli
223C. glabrata, CoNS, pleomorphic gram-positive rodFungi, not C. albicans; Staphylococcus, not S. aureus
253Corynebacterium sp., CoNSActinomycetes (high G+C); either Campylobacter or Staphylococcus, not S. aureus