Table 4.

Results of FISH of 115 blood culture samples

MicroorganismsNo. of samplesNo. identifiedaNo. not identifiedTime saving (h)b
Staphylococci626226.3 ± 13.8
Streptococci20191c 46 ± 0.0
Gram-negative rods30282d 39.8 ± 17.8
Fungi2246 ± 0.0
Othere 11e
  • a Identification of family, genus, or species.

  • b Time required for species or genus identification by FISH compared to that with culture.

  • c L. lactis.

  • d M. osloensis andBacteroides spp.

  • e Propionibacterium spp.