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Table 4 Results of BC and PCR-ST after excluding contaminants

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

  BC positive BC negative Total
PCR-ST positive 14a 12 26
PCR-ST negative 7 203 210
Total 21 215 236
  1. Abbreviations: BC blood culture, PCR-ST polymerase chain reaction with SepsiTest™
  2. aThree samples were positive in both BC and PCR-ST, however the microorganisms detected were different. Since both microorganisms were considered clinically relevant these samples were included as possible/probable blood stream infections in the adjusted sensitivity