Table 1.

Comparison of numbers of presumed clinically significant bacteria and yeasts recovered in FAN and 80A blood culture bottles

TaxonNo. of isolates recovered by:P value
FAN and 80AFAN only80A only
Staphylococcus aureus 44364<0.005
Non-S. aureusstaphylococci6923160.34
Streptococcus pneumoniae 6220.63
Viridans group streptococci10211.00
β-Hemolytic streptococcia 4050.07
Enterococci281490.40
Corynebacteriumspp.400
Escherichia coli 21830.23
Klebsiellaspp.b 29910.03
Enterobacterspp.c 17820.11
Serratia marcescens 10211.00
OtherEnterobacteriaceaed 500
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15370.34
Acinetobacterspp.e 10101.00
Miscellaneous GNBf 6500.07
Anaerobesg 3121.00
Yeastsh 2012100.83
 Totals30112663<0.005
  • a Five group B, four group G β-hemolytic streptococci.

  • b Thirty-five K. pneumoniae and fourK. oxytoca isolates.

  • c Seventeen E. cloacae, eightE. sakazakii, and two E. aerogenes isolates.

  • d Three Proteus mirabilis, oneMorganella morganii, and one Citrobacter freundiiisolate.

  • e Nine A. baumannii and two A. lwoffii isolates.

  • f Six Pseudomonas, twoHaemophilus influenzae, one Capnocytophaga, and one Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolate and one unidentified gram-negative bacillus (GNB).

  • g Two Bacteroides fragilis, twoClostridium perfringens, one Clostridium (notC. perfringens) and one Peptostreptococcusisolate.

  • h Twenty-two Candida albicans, sevenC. glabrata, six C. parapsilosis, four C. tropicalis, and three C. krusei isolates.