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Table 4 Comparison of Campylobacter coli real-time PCR and microaerobic culture in (4.1) faecal, (4.2) feed, and (4.3) environmental samples of naturally contaminated pigs

From: Rapid identification and quantification of Campylobacter coli and Campylobacter jejuniby real-time PCR in pure cultures and in complex samples

    Microaerobic culture  
    + - Total
4.1 Campylobacter coli detection in faecal samples   + 125 1 126
  Real-time PCR - 3 17 20
   Total 128 18 146
4.2 Campylobacter coli detection in feed samples   + 21 1 22
  Real-time PCR - 2 26 28
   Total 23 27 50
4.3 Campylobacter coli detection in environmental samples   + 34 2 36
  Real-time PCR - 3 47 50
   Total 37 49 86
  1. 4.1 Sensitivity Se = 97.7%, Specificity Sp = 94.4%, Kappa K = 0.96
  2. 4.2 Sensitivity Se = 91.3%, Specificity Sp = 96.2%, Kappa K = 0.89
  3. 4.3 Sensitivity Se = 91.9%, Specificity Sp = 95.9%, Kappa K = 0.89