TABLE 1.

Tandem probes used for identification of microorganisms in blood cultures

ProbeFITC labelaCy3 label
Gram-positive probes
    1 Staphylococcus genus Staphylococcus aureus
    2 Streptococcus pyogenes Streptococcus agalactiae
    3 Streptococcus genus Enterococcus genus
    4 Enterococcus faecalis Enterococcus faecium
    5 Clostridium difficile Streptococcus pneumoniae
    6Eubacteria Enterobacteriaceae
Gram-negative probes
    1 Escherichia coli/Shigella spp. Haemophilus influenzae
    2 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Klebsiella pneumoniae
    3 Bacteroides spp./Prevotella spp. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    4Eubacteria Enterobacteriaceae
Yeast probes
    1 Candida krusei Candida albicans
    2 Candida dubliniensis Candida tropicalis
    3 Candida glabrata Candida parapsilosis
    4EubacteriaPan yeast
  • a FITC, fluorescein isothiocyanate.