TABLE 3.

Sensitivities and specificities of probes for identification of microorganisms in blood culturesa

ProbesSensitivitySpecificity
Species specific157/162 (97)36/38 (95)
Genus specific129/131 (98)69/69 (100)
Enterobacteriaceae40/45 (89)155/155 (100)
Eubacterial control194/194 (100)6/6 (100)
Pan-yeast control6/6 (100)194/194 (100)
  • a Values are numbers of positive samples/numbers of samples tested (percentages).