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Table 6 Cumulative percentages of final reports available at 48 and 72 h from the check-in

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 48 h 72 h
SMa NPa SM NP
Total 0 26.5 37.3 74.6
Gram-positive 0 19.8 36.8 71.9
Gram-negative 0 33.3 37.8 79.6
S. aureus 0 32.1 28.6 82.1
E. coli 0 38.2 37.3 83.8
  1. aSM: standard method; NP: new procedure