TABLE 2

Distribution of component downstream costs stratified by result of initial blood culture collected in the ED

CategoryCost ($/culture)
MicrobiologyPharmacyHospital, indirectaTotal
With RDTbWithout
RDT
LOSADRsHAIsAdditional
procedures
TotalWith RDTWithout
RDT
Contaminated blood culture47727542310,500474801,10012,12613,02612,824
Negative blood culture1191182957,5003034307,8738,2878,286
Attributable to blood culture contamination3581581273,000161371,1004,2534,7394,538
  • a LOS, length of stay; ADR, adverse drug reaction; HAI, hospital acquired infection.

  • b RDT, rapid diagnostic testing.