TABLE 4.

Microorganisms identified by the LightCycler SeptiFast test (SF) only in samples from patients with blood culture-negative neutropenic episodes and with persistent fever on day 3 or beyond 3 days after onset of fever according to the clinically and/or radiologically documented site of infection

Site of infectionSpecies identified on indicated day of fever (no. of episodes)
3> 3
Upper gastrointestinal tractP. aeruginosa, S. aureus
Lower gastrointestinal tractP. aeruginosa (4), S. aureus, E. faecium, A. fumigatus, C. parapsilosisE. coli (3), Klebsiella spp.,a Enterobacter spp.,a, P. aeruginosa, E. faecium (2), C. albicans (2), C. tropicalis
LungP. aeruginosa, S. pneumoniaeC. albicans
Catheter/skinS. aureus
No siteP. aeruginosa, A. baumanniiP. aeruginosa
  • a Klebsiella spp. and Enterobacter spp. cannot be distinguished at the species level by SF.