TABLE 2

Results of identification with culture-dependent and molecular algorithm compared to original identificationa

Original identification (n)Culture-dependent algorithmMolecular algorithm
ConcordantInconclusiveDiscordantConcordantInconclusiveDiscordant
n%n%n%n%n%n%
S. dysenteriae (12)11 (12)92 (100)001 (0)8 (0)217108300
S. flexneri (13)862323215131000000
S. boydii (14)13930017001410000
S. sonnei (4)4100000025025000
EIEC (30)26 (27)87 (90)133 (2)10 (7)0 (1)0 (3)29971 (0)3 (0)
E. coli, noninvasive (3)3100000031000000
  • a Concordant or discordant refers to comparison with the original identification (Table 1). For inconclusive identification, the original identification is in concordance with one of the results. Values in parentheses are the results after discrepancy analysis.