Table 4.

CNS isolated from four-bottle blood culture sets

Clinical significanceNo. of cultures (%) positive in:Total no. of cultures
1 bottle2 bottles3 bottles4 bottles
Sepsis17 (11)18 (30)12 (34)17 (37)64
Contaminant127 (78)33 (55)17 (49)20 (43)197
Indeterminate18 (11)9 (15)6 (17)9 (20)42