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Table 3 Comparison between Legionella counts (CFU/l) of concordant positive samples

From: Comparison of BCYEα+AB agar and MWY agar for detection and enumeration of Legionella spp. in hospital water samples

  No. (%)
of samples
MWY agar BCYEα + AB agar
Geometric
mean
Median Range Geometric
mean
Median Range
Higher counts on MWY 37 (34.3%) 1.7 × 103 1.6 × 103 2.0 × 102 - 1.7 × 104 1.0 × 103 9.0 × 102 5.0 × 101 - 1.6 × 104
Higher counts on BCYEα + AB 56 (51.8%) 8.1 × 102 9.5 × 102 5.0 × 101 - 8.3 × 103 1.3 × 103 1.2 × 103 1.0 × 102 - 1.7 × 104
Counts on MWY agar = counts on on BCYEα AB 15 (13.9%) 6.1 × 102 3.0 × 102 5.0 × 101 - 3.3 × 105 6.1 × 102 3.0 × 102 5.0 × 101 - 3.3 × 105