Table 1: Culture results among subjects with a clinical diagnosis of infection.

Sample-patient IDSonicate fluid culture
(cfu/10 mL)
Tissue culture
(number positive/number taken)
Swab culture
(number positive/number taken)
Fluid culture
(number positive/number taken)

1-120–50 coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp.Negative (0/3)*Negative (0/1)**Negative (0/3)*

85-5120–50 coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp.,
>100 Propionibacterium acnes
Negative (0/1)**Not doneNegative (0/1)*

155-93NegativeCoagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp. (2/2)**Negative (0/1)**Not done
156-9320–50 coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp.Negative (0/3)**Negative (0/1)**Not Done

177-10651–100 Serratia marcescens Negative (0/1)**S. marcescens (1/1)**S. marcescens (1/1)**

196-11951–100 coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp.Negative (0/2)*Not doneCoagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp. (1/1)*

309-18520–50 Staphylococcus aureus S. aureus (1/1)**Not doneNot done

Aerobic and anaerobic cultures.
**Aerobic culture only.