Table 3.

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

PFGE type (no. of isolates)Corresponding PCR ribotype(s) (no. of isolates); other identified type(s)Corresponding REA group (no. of isolates); other identified group(s)
NAP1 (91)a027 (88)BI (84); BK
NAP2 (8)001 (6)J (7)
NAP4 (31)Primarily undefined types; 014 (1), 020 (1)Y (26); DH, G
NAP7 (6)078 (6)BK (6)
NAP9 (11)017 (11)CF (9); BK, Y
NAP11 (24)106 (13); 104DH (12); G
NAP12 (7)087 (4); 015Unspecified group only
  • a A total of 88 of the 91 isolates were identified presumptively as 027/NAP1/BI by the Xpert C. difficile assay.