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Table 2 Microorganisms detected in sepsis patients with PCR-ST alone, blood culture alone or detected with both methods

From: A prospective multicenter evaluation of direct molecular detection of blood stream infection from a clinical perspective

True, probable and possible bacteremia
  PCR-ST BC both
Monomicrobial
Staphylococcus aureus 3 1 1
 Coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) 2 3 5a
Staphylococcus spp. 1 0 1
Enterococcus spp. 1 3 3b
Streptococcus pneumoniae 1 0 0
Escherichia coli 1 1 0
Klebsiella oxytoca 0 0 1
Candida albicans 1 1 0
Polymicrobialc 5 1 0
Questionable bacteremia
  PCR-ST BC  
Monomicrobial    
 Coagulase negative Staphylococci 5 20  
Staphylococcus spp. 3 0  
Propionibacterium spp. 0 2  
Streptococcus spp. 4 0  
Enterococcus spp. 1 0  
Lactococcus lactis 1 0  
Rickettsia symbiont 1 0  
Corynebacterium spp. 1 0  
Polymicrobialc 5 0  
  PCR-ST BC both
Total 36 32 11
  1. Abbreviations: PCR-ST polymerase chain reaction with SepsiTest™, BC blood culture, spp. species
  2. aone sample contained CoNS in blood culture and CoNS + Corynebacterium in PCR-ST
  3. bone sample contained Enterococcus faecalis in blood culture and Enterococcus + Streptococcus spp in PCR-ST
  4. cfor microorganisms detected in polymicrobial samples, see Table 3
  5. In total 236 samples were analyzed of which 79 were positive in one or both methods. Results are presented by likelihood of bacteremia, true/probable/possible versus questionable bacteremia