Table 1.

Evaluation of clinically relevant microorganisms in BacT/Alert Fan bottles (aerobic and anaerobic)

Microorganism(s)TotalDetectedNot detected
No. of cases%No. of cases%No. of cases%
Gram-positive bacteria38162.938110000
S. aureus 548.95410000
 Coagulase-negative staphylococci21635.721610000
 Viridans group streptococci376.13710000
Streptococcus pneumoniae 91.5910000
 Beta-hemolytic streptococci91.5910000
Enterococcus spp.457.44510000
Clostridium spp.111.81110000
Gram-negative bacteria21335.219893.0157.0
Enterobacteriaceae 16326.916310000
  E. coli 8313.78310000
  Klebsiella spp.457.44510000
  Proteus and Morganellaspp.91.5910000
  Enterobacterand Citrobacter spp.193.11910000
  Salmonella spp.20.3210000
  Serratia and Hafniaspp.50.8510000
  Bacteroidesspp.101.71010000
 Nonfermentative species376.12259.51540.5
  P. aeruginosa 325.31753.11546.9
  Acinetobater spp.50.8510000
 Other30.5310000
Candidaspp.111.8872.7327.3
All microorganisms60510058797.0183.0