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Table 1 Comparison of culture, enrichment culture and PCR for all clinical specimens

From: Comparison of an automated DNA extraction and 16S rDNA real time PCR/sequencing diagnostic method using optimized reagents with culture during a 15-month study using specimens from sterile body sites

  Culture Total
positive only enrichment culture pos. negative nd
PCR
 Positive 102 3 62 3 170
 Negative 13 25 595 0 633
  1. Out of 803 clinical specimens in total, 170 were PCR-positive, 143 were culture-positive (including enrichment culture), and 595 clinical specimens were negative by culture and PCR
  2. nd Not done