Skip to main content

Table 3 Distribution of samples for the presence or absence of microbiota and PCR inhibition

From: Comparing methods of determining Legionella spp. in complex water matrices

  Culture number qPCR number
Matrix Microbiota No microbiota Inhibition No inhibition
Cooling towers     
  Detected 3 0 0 6
  Undetected 6 7 1 13
Hot/cold sanitary     
  Detected 2 2 0 12
  Undetected 13 32 7* 26
Total 24 41 8 57
  1. *Four out of seven presented partial inhibition (only one of two replicates was inhibited).