Table 3.

Isolation of S. maltophilia by blood culture systems

DeviceNo. of samples yielding growth/total no. (%)Reference
Manual
 Isolator0/1 (0) 339
6/8 (75) 174
11/12 (92) 226
18/19 (95) 227
 Septi-Chek5/12 (42) 226
 Signal0/3 (0) 81
1/2 (50) 396
Semiautomated
 BACTEC radiometric3/3 (100) 81
Continuous monitoring
 BacT/Alert3/6 (50) 338
6/8 (75) 174
 BACTEC 92401/6 (17) 338
1/1 (100) 339
 ESP9/19 (47) 227
 o.a.s.i.s.2/2 (100) 396