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Table 1 Comparison of the sensitivity of detection by qPCR and culture

From: Comparison of culture and qPCR for the detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in not chronically infected cystic fibrosis patients

Number of samples MacConkey Agar Cetrimide Broth qPCR Cq value
(range, SD)
78 + + 26.4 (17-32, 4.3)
6 + - 29.8 (25-32, 2.7)
5 - + 27.3 (22-32, 4.3)
26 - - 31.7 (20-34, 3.2)
2 + - NA
3 - + NA
5 + + NA
729 - - NA
  1. NA: no amplification, SD: standard deviation