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Table 4 False negative of mNGS (n = 9)

From: Application of mNGS to describe the clinical and microbial characteristics of severe burn a tanker explosion at a tertiary medical center: a retrospective study patients following

Case No Patient No Culture mNGS Reason
Case 1–3 Case 1 MRSA Negative “Weak” positive
Case 2–2 Case 2 CRKP Negative Severe inflammatory reaction
Case 2–14 Case 2 CRKP Negative Severe inflammatory reaction
Case 3–3 Case 3 Candida glabrata Negative Difficult to disrupt cellwall
Case 4–3 Case 4 MRSA Negative “Weak” positive
Case 5–5 Case 5 Fusarium Negative Severe inflammatory reaction
Case 8–2 Case 8 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Enterococcus faecails Negative Culture contaminated
Case 12–2 Case 12 CRKP Negative Severe inflammatory reaction
Case 12–5 Case 12 CRAB Negative “Weak” positive
  1. MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, CRKP carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pnermoniae, CRAB carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii