Table 1

Detection of Bartonella in ruminant blood by real-time PCR and culture

Detection methodElk specimen results (n = 55)Cattle specimen results (n = 89)
No. (%) of Bartonella-positive specimensSpecies identified by ssrA sequenceNo. (%) of Bartonella-positive specimensSpecies identified by ssrA sequence
Real-time PCR (ssrA)16 (29.1)B. capreoli42 (47.2)B. bovis
Culture4 (7.3)a,b34 (38.2)b
  • a Culture results previously reported (3).

  • b All culture-positive specimens were also positive by real-time PCR.