Table 2.

Lengths of time to detection of bacteria and yeast in FAN and 80A blood culture bottles yielding a single, presumed clinically significant organism

Organism groupNo. of isolatesaMean length of time to detection (h):P value
FAN80A
Staphylococci9518.718.8NSb
Streptococci-enterococci2530.317.2<0.05
Enterobacteriaceae 5414.816.4NS
Miscellaneous gram-negative bacilli1621.022.3NS
Yeasts1835.138.3NS
  • a This analysis was restricted to isolates recovered in both FAN and 80A bottles.

  • b NS, not significant.