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Table 2 Number of pathogens detected by conventional methods and Allplex™ Gastrointestinal Panel Assays in the prospective study of 135 fecal specimens

From: A comparison of the Allplex™ bacterial and viral assays to conventional methods for detection of gastroenteritis agents

  Conventional methods Allplex assays
Bacteria
 Salmonella spp. 1 2
 Shigella spp.a 1 1
 Campylobacter spp. 4 5
 Yersinia enterocolitica 1 2
 Clostridium difficile toxin Ba 9 15
 Aeromonas spp.b 0 3
 Vibrio spp.b 0 0
 E. coli O157 0 1
 Shiga toxin producing E. coli (non-E. coli O157) NA 2
 Enteropathogenic E. coli NA 5
 Enterotoxigenic E. coli NA 0
 Enteroaggregative E. coli NA 3
 Hypervirulent Clostridium difficile NA 1
Viruses
 Norovirus GII 5c 26
 Norovirus GI 0 0
 Rotavirus 2 4
 Adenovirus 0 1
 Sapovirus 1c 3
 Astrovirus 0 2
 Small round virus 1 0
  1. aOnly 91/135 samples were tested for C. difficile using conventional methods
  2. bOnly 65/135 samples were tested for Aeromonas and Vibrio spp. using conventional methods
  3. cIdentified as “small round viruses” by EM