TABLE 1.

Overall growth of organisms from growth control and test bottles for the BACTEC PLUS and the BacT/Alert FA systems

Organism recoveryNo. of organisms recovered/total (%) with indicated system
BACTEC PLUSBacT/Alert FA
Overall616/648 (95.1)a279/648 (43.1)
From growth control bottles162/162 (100)157/162 (96.9)
From test bottles454/486 (93.4)122/486 (25.1)
  • a Results are statistically significant (P = 0.0001).