TABLE 1.

Analytical spectrum of the LightCycler SeptiFast test

Gram-positive bacterial speciesGram-negative bacterial speciesFungal species
Staphylococcus aureusEscherichia coliCandida albicans
Staphylococcus epidermidisaKlebsiella pneumoniaeCandida tropicalis
Staphylococcus haemolyticusaKlebsiella oxytocaCandida parapsilosis
Streptococcus pneumoniaeSerratia marcescentsCandida krusei
Streptococcus pyogenesaEnterobacter cloacae, Enterobacter aerogenesCandida glabrata
Streptococcus agalactiaeaProteus mirabilisAspergillus fumigatus
Streptococcus mitisaPseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterococcus faeciumAcinetobacter baumannii
Enterococcus faecalisStenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • a For coagulase-negative staphylococci and streptococci, a semiquantitative analytical cutoff value has been set by the manufacturer for distinguishing between true pathogens and contaminants from the skin flora.