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Table 4 The comparisons of the consuming time by the different methods

From: Repeated centrifuging and washing concentrates bacterial samples in peritoneal dialysis for optimal culture: an original article

  Reference C&W method p
All patients (n = 71)
 Results before samples cultured 0 28 < 0.001
 Bacteria identification time (hours) 72.5 (41.5–123.5) 22.0 (15.0–40.0) < 0.001
 Sensitivity report time (hours) 92.0 (71.0–144.0) 37.0 (30.0–55.0) < 0.001
Same culture results patients (n = 54)
 Bacteria identification time (hours) 59.0 (33.5–79.7) 21.0 (14.0–24.0) < 0.001
 Sensitivity report time (hours) 89.5 (68.2–102.5) 35.0 (28.2–40.0) < 0.001
  1. C&W method centrifuging and washing method