Table 3.

Comparison of recovery rates of probable contaminants in FAN and 80A blood culture bottles

TaxonNo. of isolates recovered by:P value
FAN and 80AFAN only80A only
Non-S. aureus staphylococci75132910.01
Micrococcus spp.0510.22
Staphylococcus aureus 1300.25
Viridans group streptococci3860.79
Enterococci2290.07
Corynebacteriumspp.26120.24
Bacillusspp.0431.00
Enterobacteriaceaea 0620.29
Other gram-negative bacillib 4341.00
Moraxella-Neisseria 1400.13
Anaerobesc 1330.68
Fungid 1130.62
 Totals901771340.02
  • a Five Escherichia coli, oneEnterobacter cloacae, one Klebsiella pneumoniae, and one K. oxytoca isolate.

  • b Two Acinetobacter, oneCapnocytophaga, one Comamonas, oneEikenella corrodens, one Flavimonas, onePseudomonas putida, and one Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolate and three miscellaneous gram-negative bacilli.

  • c Four Propionibacterium acnes, oneBacteroides fragilis group, one Clostridium perfringens, and one Peptostreptococcus isolate.

  • d Two Candida albicans, oneAlternaria, one Rhizopus, and onePenicillium isolate.