TABLE 1.

Tandem probes used for identification of microorganisms in blood cultures

ProbeFITC labelaCy3 label
Gram-positive probes
    1Staphylococcus genusStaphylococcus aureus
    2Streptococcus pyogenesStreptococcus agalactiae
    3Streptococcus genusEnterococcus genus
    4Enterococcus faecalisEnterococcus faecium
    5Clostridium difficileStreptococcus pneumoniae
    6EubacteriaEnterobacteriaceae
Gram-negative probes
    1Escherichia coli/Shigella spp.Haemophilus influenzae
    2Stenotrophomonas maltophiliaKlebsiella pneumoniae
    3Bacteroides spp./Prevotella spp.Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    4EubacteriaEnterobacteriaceae
Yeast probes
    1Candida kruseiCandida albicans
    2Candida dubliniensisCandida tropicalis
    3Candida glabrataCandida parapsilosis
    4EubacteriaPan yeast
  • a FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate.