TABLE 3.

External evaluation with unknown or T-spoligotype isolatesa

Cutoff and resultNo. (%) of isolates with the indicated result by:
24-locus MIRU-VNTR typing + spoligotyping15-locus MIRU-VNTR typing + spoligotyping24-locus MIRU-VNTR typing15-locus MIRU-VNTR typing
Cutoff of 0.17
    Best match62 (33.2)21 (11.2)16 (8.6)8 (4.3)
    No match125 (66.8)166 (88.8)171 (91.4)179 (95.7)
Cutoff of 0.17
    Best match179 (95.7)172 (92.0)164 (87.7)57 (30.5)
    No match8 (4.3)15 (8.0)23 (12.3)130 (69.5)
  • a Best-match-based analyses were performed with the 187 unknown or T-spoligotype isolates from the Brussels-Capital Region collection.