TABLE 3.

Microorganisms detected at the onset of fever (day 0) by blood culture and/or the LightCycler SeptiFast test (SF)a

SpeciesNo. of species detected by:
Blood culture onlyBlood culture and SFSF only
Gram-negative bacteria111019
    Escherichia coli652
    Klebsiella pneumoniae/K. oxytoca124
    Enterobacter cloacae/E. aerogenes1
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa111
    Acinetobacter baumannii1
    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia12
    Capnocytophaga gingivalisb1
    Sphingomonas paucimobilisb1
    Leptotrichia spp.b1
Gram-positive bacteria21211
    Staphylococcus aureus7
    Staphylococcus epidermidis/S. haemolyticus313
    Streptococcus mitis/S. agalactiae7
    Streptococcus salivariusb1
    Enterococcus faecium11
    Enterococcus faecalis1
    Enterococcus spp. (other)b,c3
    Gemella spp.b2
    Bacillus cereusb2
    Bacillus spp. (other)b1
    Corynebacterium spp.b1
Fungi004
    Aspergillus fumigatus1
    Candida albicans1
    Candida tropicalis2
Total321234
  • a Microorganisms included in the SF analytical spectrum that cannot be distinguished at the species level have been coupled (e.g., K. pneumoniae/K. oxytoca, E. cloacae/E. aerogenes, S. epidermidis/S. haemolyticus, S. mitis/S. agalactiae).

  • b Pathogens not included in the SF analytical spectrum.

  • c Enterococcus gallinarum, Enterococcus durans, and other Enterococcus spp.