TABLE 4.

Times to identification of FISH compared to those of culture identificationa

MicroorganismFISH TTI (h)Provisional identificationFinal identification
TTI (h)Time gain (h)bTTI (h)Time gain (h)
Staphylococci4.15.51.4 ± 1.222.918.8 ± 1.6
Streptococci4.55.81.3 ± 1.123.118.6 ± 1.3
Enterococci4.77.12.4 ± 1.323.118.4 ± 1.7
Enterobacteriaceae3.823.119.3 ± 1.5
Pseudomonas aeruginosa3.65.72.1 ± 0.923.720.1 ± 1.1
Yeasts4.947.042.1 ± 1.4
  • a TTI, mean time to identification.

  • b Difference in times to identification in hours (means ± standard deviations) between FISH and provisional culture.