Table 2

Multiplex real-time analysis of Legionella clinical isolates

Species (na)Multiplex real-time PCR CT value
Legionella spp. (ssrA)L. pneumophila (mip)L. pneumophila sg1 (wzm)
Avg (SD)RangeAvg (SD)RangeAvg (SD)Range
Legionella species, non-pneumophila (13)21.84 (0.85)20.64–23.76NDbND
L. pneumophila sg2 to sg14 (42)20.59 (0.68)18.11–21.7019.19 (0.63)17.01–20.36ND
L. pneumophila sg1 (60)19.07 (0.63)18.04–20.2517.97 (0.60)17.04–19.1319.11 (0.59)17.95–20.10
  • a n, no. of isolates.

  • b ND, not detected.