Table 3.

CNS isolated from three-bottle blood culture sets

Clinical significanceNo. of cultures (%) positive in:Total no. of cultures
1 bottle2 bottles3 bottles
Sepsis35 (28)31 (52)15 (30)81
Contaminant64 (51)20 (33)25 (50)109
Indeterminate26 (21)9 (15)10 (20)45