Table 3.

A 2 × 2 comparison of Salmonelladetection by PCR and EtBr-stained agarose gels with that by PCR-hybridization

Enrichment methodNo. of samplesResult type for PCR-EtBr% Detection by PCR-hybridization (no. with result/total no. of samples)
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TSB92+21.7 (20/92)3.3 (3/92)
075.0 (69/92)
3MC broth24+50.0 (12/24)12.5 (3/24)
037.5 (9/24)
RV1034+55.9 (19/34)8.8 (3/34)
2.9 (1/34)32.4 (11/34)