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