TABLE 4.

Microorganisms identified by PCR and/or blood culturea

MicroorganismNo. of isolates identified by:
Both methods (n = 40)PCR only (n = 24)BC only (n = 52)
Bacterial panel
    Staphylococcus aureus1725
    Staphylococcus species (CoNS)011
    Streptococcus pneumoniae105
    Streptococcus species112
    Enterococcus faecalis001
    Enterococcus faecium000
    Acinetobacter baumannii000
    Enterobacter aerogenes/Enterobacter cloacae220
    Escherichia coli1157
    Klebsiella pneumoniae/Klebsiella oxytoca663
    Proteus mirabilis001
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa120
    Serratia marcescens110
    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia010
Fungal panel
    Candida albicans000
    Candida glabrata011
    Candida krusei010
    Candida parapsilosis000
    Candida tropicalis000
    Aspergillus fumigatus010
Contaminants
    Staphylococcus species (CoNS)0014
    Streptococcus species002
    Enterococcus faecalis002
    Bacillus (non-Bacillus anthracis)1
    Propionibacterium acnes1
Not in PCR menu
    Citrobacter amalonaticus1
    Fusobacterium species1
    Kluyvera species1
    Listeria monocytogenes1
    Peptostreptococcus species1
    Salmonella species1
  • a BC, blood culture; CoNS, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus; —, organisms not on the SeptiFast PCR-detectable master list.