TABLE 2

Blood samples drawn from patients concurrent with positive or negative blood cultures used in specificity testinga

ResultBlood culture species identifiedNo. tested
Positive Bacillus species not anthracis1
E. coli 2
Enterobacter cloacae 1
Enterococcus faecalis + E. coli 1
Enterococcus faecalis + Staphylococcus spp.1
Klebsiella pneumoniae 2
Klebsiella pneumoniae + Staphylococcus spp.1
Staphylococcus aureus 3
Staphylococcus auricularis 1
Staphylococcus spp.7
Negative after 48 h 20
Total 40
  • a The GeneXpert anthrax result was negative for all samples.