Table 4

Cultures with change in confidence category using blood culture-specific parameters

OrganismNo. of isolatesa
Increased confidenceDecreased confidence
Unacceptable to intermediateUnacceptable to highIntermediate to highHigh to intermediateIntermediate to unacceptable
Gram-positive
    A. turicensis1
    E. faecalis1
    E. faecium11
    F. languida1
    Micrococcus leuteus1
    P. acnes1
    Staphylococcus capitis1
    S. epidermidis65
    S. gordonii1
    S. pneumoniae1
    S. pyogenes1
Gram-negative
    B. fragilis1
    H. influenzae1
    S. maltophilia1
Yeast
    C. glabrata1
Total1011211
  • a Scores: unacceptable, <1.70; intermediate, 1.70 to 1.99; high, >2.0.