Table 2.

Comparison of most common REA results to results of PCR-ribotyping and PFGE

REA group (no. of isolates)Corresponding PCR ribotype (no. of isolates); other identified type(s)Corresponding PFGE type (no. of isolates); other identified type(s)
BI (88)a027 (86)NAP1 (85)
BK (17)078 (14); 027NAP7 (6); NAP1
CF (10)017 (10)NAP9 (9)
DH (19)106 (14); 002, 046, 053NAP11 (12)
G (20)002 (17); 104Undefined types only
J (22)001 (7); 046, 056NAP2 (7)
K (8)053 (6)Undefined types only
Y (40)020 (8); 014, 017, 053, 087NAP4 (26)
  • a A total of 85 of the 88 isolates were identified presumptively as 027/NAP1/BI by the Xpert C. difficile assay.