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Table 3 Culture results at three clinical sites

From: Campylobacter culture fails to correctly detect Campylobacter in 30% of positive patient stool specimens compared to non-cultural methods

  Cultures Culture positive aCRM results % Culture incorrect
Site no. 1 367 5 8 positive 3/8 = 37.5%
Site no. 2 219 6 8 positive
1 negative
2/8 = 25%
[3/9 = 33.3%]b
Site no. 3 966 24 32 positive 8/32 = 25%
Average 29.1% [31.9%]
  1. aCRM refers to the EIA and four molecular assays of the composite reference methods
  2. bValues in brackets include the one culture false positive