Anytime we find well-done studies that will improve our ability to efficiently diagnose a common but serious disorder such as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), we are eager to share those studies with you in our journal. This week, we have two such studies. The first, by Neuman et al. (10.1542/peds.2017-1013) seeks to address the question of whether or not a blood culture is warranted in a child sick enough to be hospitalized for a community-acquired pneumonia. The authors performed a cross-sectional study of children hospitalized with CAP in six children’s hospitals over 5 years from ages 3 months to 18 years looking at positive blood cultures in terms of microbiology and antibiotic susceptibility. The investigators found that from 7509 children hospitalized, only 65 (2.5%) of the 34% of children who had blood cultures drawn were positive for a pathogen with Streptococcus pneumoniae being responsible for almost ¾ of these positive cultures. In total, only 11 children grew an organism not susceptible to penicillin representing .43% of children with blood cultures obtained. Given the low rate of bacteremia and even lower rate of antibiotic susceptibility, this study makes you strongly consider not automatically drawing a blood culture just because a child has been admitted with CAP.