TABLE 3

Time-to-detection of CIF in bacterial culture and selective fungal culture mediaa

MediumbTime-to-detection (days) (mean ± SD)P valuec
Bacterial culture2.35 ± 1.12reference
SDA at 37°C2.21 ± 0.510.48
SDA at 30°C3.49 ± 1.760.002
IMA3.85 ± 2.180.003
BHI agar3.43 ± 1.890.003
  • a CIF, clinically important fungi defined as Aspergillus, Scedosporium, Trichosporon, and Exophiala species.

  • b SDA, Sabouraud with gentamicin; IMA, inhibitory mold agar; BHI, brain heart infusion.

  • c Based on pair-wise comparisons.