Table 3.

Test results of clinical specimens positive by 16S rRNA-based PCR-EIA

Specimen no.Result byc:
Cell culture16S rRNA-based PCRaomp1-based PCRDFA
1++ (2)++
2+ (2)++
3+ (2)++
4+ (4)++
5+ (2)++
6+ (4)++
7+ (2)++
8+ (2)++
9+ (3)++
10+ (2)++
11+ (4)++
12+ (2)+
13+ (2)+
14+ (2)b
15+ (2)b
  • a Numbers in parentheses are the number of assays needed to obtain two positive results.

  • b False-positive result, because confirmatoryomp1-based PCR and DFA were negative.

  • c +, positive in assay; −, negative in assay.