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Table 1 Comparison of suitability of QATED, PCR-RFLP and serotyping for employment of outbreak analysis in the routine diagnostic laboratory

From: Phenotyping of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli by a quantitative antibiogram [MIC] typing scheme using Euclidean distances [QATED]

Laboratory parameter QATED PCR- Serotyping
   RFLP*  
Time to result 24 h 9 h 2 h
Relative cost/isolate moderate high high
Ease of use simple complex average
Repeatability good good good
Requirements for complex equipment average high average
Applicability to routine diagnostic good poor poor1
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  1. QATED, quantitative antibiogram typing based on Euclidean distance, * RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; 1. Based on difficulty in obtaining quality antisera