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Table 6 Negative SF and positive blood culture: Isolated Pathogens per Patient with negative SF and positive blood culture result

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

Pathogen Note
Candida albicans BC positive after 5 days
Streptococcus pneumonia Pathogen identified when looking retrospectively at Lightcycler® data
Enterococcus faecalis, Coagulase-negative staphylococci Unknown
Coagulase-negative staphylococci Suspected contamination
Coagulase-negative staphylococci Suspected contamination
Candida albicans Not enough blood for SF (750 μl instead of 3 ml)
Enterococcus faecalis, Coagulase-negative staphylococci Unknown
Listeria monocytogenes Not included in SF portfolio, Ampicillin added
E. cloacae E. cloacae found, E. faecium missed