Table 4.

Number of isolates obtained from various specimens and recovery rates with different media or their combinations

SampleNo. of isolates obtained (recovery rate [%]) with:
ESPBACTECL-J mediumESP + L-J mediumBACTEC + L-J mediumESP + BACTEC
All173 (78.99)195 (89.04)141 (64.38)199 (90.87)199 (90.87)216 (98.63)
Respiratory138 (77.09)162 (90.50)116 (64.80)161 (89.94)165 (92.18)177 (98.88)
Nonrespiratorya 29 (85.29)29 (85.29)23 (67.65)32 (94.12)30 (88.23)33 (97.06)
Blood6 (100)4 (66.67)2 (33.33)6 (100)4 (66.66)6 (100)
Smear positive102 (89.47)108 (94.74)90 (78.95)110 (96.49)110 (96.49)114 (100)
Smear negative65 (65.66)83 (83.84)49 (49.49)83 (83.84)85 (85.96)96 (96.97)
  • a Excluding blood.