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Table 1 Distribution of results of conventional culturing versus Unyvero ITI multiplex PCR of 72 biopsies from 15 patients with orthopaedic implant-associated infections

From: Rapid diagnostics of orthopedic implant-associated infections using Unyvero ITI implant and tissue infection application is not optimal for Staphylococcus species identification

  Unyvero negative Unyvero positive Total
Culture negative 4 (0) 6 (1) 10 (1)
Culture positive 25a (4) 37a (10) 62 (14)
Total 29 (4) 43 (11) 72 (15)
  1. The number of patients affected when the results from all biopsies are considered is given in parenthesis
  2. aIncluding 1 invalid of a total of 8 multiplex-PCR Unyvero