TABLE 1

Clinical isolates tested in the BacT/Alert 3D and the BacT/Alert Virtuo blood culture systems

Species/groupNo. of isolatesaNo. with positive blood cultures within 5 days
FAFA PlusFNFN Plus
3DVirtuo3DVirtuo3DVirtuo3DVirtuo
Gram-negative species39/323838393832323232
    Escherichia coli101010101010101010
    Klebsiella oxytoca333333333
    Klebsiella pneumoniae777777777
    Serratia marcescens121212121212121212
    Acinetobacter spp.76676
Gram-positive species494848474844444646
    Staphylococcus aureus101010101010101010
    CoNS555552255
    Enterococcus faecalis555555555
    Enterococcus faecium555555555
    Group A streptococci333333333
    Group G streptococci222222222
    Streptococcus pneumoniae131313131313131313
    Alpha-hemolytic streptococci655454433
Yeast27/027272727
    Candida albicans1212121212
    Candida glabrata1515151515
Total (aerobic/anaerobic)115/8111311311311376767878
  • a Number of isolated tested under aerobic/anaerobic conditions.