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Table 2 Patient characteristics: Patient characteristics stratified by SeptiFast® (SF) results.

From: Clinical impact of a commercially available multiplex PCR system for rapid detection of pathogens in patients with presumed sepsis

  SF positive SF negative
  SF and BC detected same pathogen Only SF detected pathogen SF and BC detected different pathogens BC detected pathogen BC and SF neg.
Number of samples 14 12 3 9 63
Number of patients 12 8 2 7 48
Patients in ICU at time of specimen collection 11 11 2 9 50
Number of samples drawn with concomitant antimicrobial therapy 13 12 2 7 50
Median Age
(± SD) [years]
59 (± 18)    52 (± 17)  
Gender 8 female/14 male    20 female/35 male  
Median Duration of hospitalisation (± SD) [days] 40 (± 39)    34 (± 43)  
Hospital mortality 36.4%    30.9%  
Median Number of SIRS criteria (± SD) 2.9 (± 1.1)    2.2 (± 1.1)  
  1. BC = blood culture.