TABLE 2.

Correlation between typing methods for S. aureus

MethodCorrelation between methods (%)
PFGEMLVFbTriplex PCRSTAR-RPMLSTspa typing
PFGE100
MLVFb72.9a100
Triplex PCR52.571.2100
STAR-RP23.739.050.8100
MLST32.2a44.1a62.759.3100
spa typing42.4a62.7a76.357.672.9a100
  • a Results previously obtained by Malachowa et al. (11).

  • b The same results were produced by both multilocus VNTR typing methods, MLVF (11) and expanded MLVF (this study).