TABLE 1.

Tms for species clusters for the in-house real-time PCR assay

Staphylococcus speciesTm(°C)Organism clusterSD95% CI
S. epidermidis70.2610.4170.74-70.9
S. capitis70.121
S. lugdunensis64.7620.3664.92-65.62
S. haemolyticus64.902
S. saprophyticus65.322
S. simulans59.7530.5861.35-61.83
S. schleiferi58.573
S. hominis60.8/62.00a3
S. aureus67.1340.4067.47-67.65
S. warneri66.574
  • a S. hominis demonstrated two distinct melting curves with separate Tm values.