Table 4.

Comparison of results for BAL specimens

Case no.Sample typeCulture resultDFA assay resultResult of PCR with primer-probe set
5S rDNAmip
1CellsL. pneumophila serogroup 3++
2CellsL. pneumophila serogroup 1++
3CellsL. pneumophila serogroup 1++
4CellsL. bozemanii+
5SupernatantL. pneumophila serogroup 1+++
6SupernatantL. micdadei++
7Supernatant and cellsL. pneumophila serogroup 1−/+a−/+a
8Supernatant and cellsL. pneumophila serogroup 1++/+a+/+a
9CellsL. pneumophila serogroup 1++
10Cells
11Cells
12Cells
13Cells
14Cells
15Cells
16Cells
17Cells
18Cells
19Cells
 Total no. of positive  specimens939
 Total no. of cases of  L. pneumophila77
  • a Supernatant result/cell concentrate result.