Table 1 Clinical culture results.

From: Comprehensive evaluation of complex polymicrobial specimens using next generation sequencing and standard microbiological culture

SpecimenReported resultClassification group (CRC)Quantificationa
BAL01viridans streptococciviridans streptococci1+
BAL02Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus aureus2+
Rothia mucilaginosaRothia species2+
viridans streptococciviridans streptococci2+
Actinomyces speciesActinomyces species1+
Dermacoccus speciesDermacoccus species1 colony
BAL03viridans streptococciviridans streptococci>10000 col/ml
Haemophilus parainfluenzaeHaemophilus species400 col/ml
BAL04Actinomyces odontolyticusActinomyces species2100 col/ml
Rothia speciesRothia species700 col/ml
viridans streptococciviridans streptococci100 col/ml
BAL05Staphylococcus, coagulase negativeStaphylococcus, coagulase negative300 col/ml
BAL06NEGATIVE  
BAL07NEGATIVE  
BAL08Actinomyces odontolyticusActinomyces species4+
Rothia speciesRothia species4+
Streptococcus mitis groupviridans streptococci4+
Streptococcus parasanguinisviridans streptococci4+
BAL09viridans streptococciviridans streptococci10500 col/ml
Haemophilus parainfluenzaeHaemophilus species7500 col/ml
Neisseria speciesNeisseria species6000 col/ml
Rothia mucilaginosaRothia species2000 col/ml
BAL10Aspergillus fumigatusYeast/fungi10 colonies
Contaminating oral microbiotaviridans streptococci3+
BAL11NEGATIVE  
BAL12NEGATIVE  
BAL13Actinomyces odontolyticusActinomyces species1+
viridans streptococciviridans streptococci1+
BAL14Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus aureus>10000 col/ml
nonhemolytic streptococciviridans streptococci5000 col/ml
Rothia speciesRothia species5000 col/ml
viridans streptococciviridans streptococci5000 col/ml
BAL15NEGATIVE  
BAL16viridans streptococciviridans streptococci5300 col/ml
Neisseria speciesNeisseria species5100 col/ml
aerobic non-sporeforming Gram-positive rodsaerobic non-sporeforming Gram- positive rods700 col/mL
Bacillus species, not Bacillus anthracisBacillus species100 col/ml
BAL17nonhemolytic streptococciviridans streptococci200 col/ml
viridans streptococciviridans streptococci200 col/ml
BAL18NEGATIVE  
BAL19viridans streptococciviridans streptococci4+
Neisseria speciesNeisseria species3+
Rothia mucilaginosaRothia species3+
Haemophilus parainfluenzaeHaemophilus species2+
BAL20viridans streptococciviridans streptococci500 col/ml
Rothia speciesRothia species200 col/ml
Haemophilus parainfluenzaeHaemophilus species100 col/ml
Neisseria speciesNeisseria species20 col/ml
  1. aroutine culture requests were quantified on a 1+ to4+ scale; if quantitative culture was ordered, quant is given as col/mL.