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Table 1 Distribution of blood isolates identified in the two study periods

From: Identification by mass spectrometry and automated susceptibility testing from positive bottles: a simple, rapid, and standardized approach to reduce the turnaround time in the management of blood cultures

Microorganism First study period Second study period
Gram-positive
 S. aureus 30 29
 S. epidermidis 25 31
 CoNS 16 13
 Enterococcus spp. 16 12
 Streptococcus spp. 10 12
 Total Gram-positive isolates 97 97
Gram-negative
 E. coli 63 68
 K. pneumoniae 10 8
 P. aeruginosa 7 3
 A. baumannii 2
 Other Enterobacteriaceae 13 12
 Total Gram-negative isolates 93 93
Total of isolates 190 190