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Table 1 The original Shapiro score and decision rule to identify patients in need of blood culture testing. Modified from [15]

From: Early prediction of blood stream infection in a prospectively collected cohort

Major criteria Minor criteria (1 point)
Suspected endocarditis (2 points) Age > 65 years
Temperature > 39.4 °C (103.0 °F) (3 points) Temperature 38.3–39.3 °C
Indwelling vascular catheter (3 points) Chills
Hypotension (Systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg)
White blood cell count > 18,000 cells/mm3
Platelets < 150,000 cells/mm3
Creatinine > 2 mg/dL
Band percentage > 5%a
  1. One major criterion or two or more minor criteria advise blood culture testing
  2. aNot available in this study