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TableĀ 1 Frequency of S. epidermidis isolates according to clinical samples

From: Genotypic and phenotypic analysis of biofilm formation Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from clinical specimens

Clinical samplesIdentified S. epidermidis by biochemical testsIdentified S. epidermidis by PCR
SampleN (%)N (%)N (%)
Blood95 (51.9%)53 (67.9%)37 (74%)
Trachea39 (21.3%)11 (14.4%)6 (12%)
Urine15 (8.19%)4 (5.1%)3 (6%)
Wound16 (8.74%)5 (6.4%)1 (2%)
Pleura9 (4.91%)2 (2.5%)1 (2%)
Catheter6 (3.27%)2 (2.5%)4 (7.40%)
Bone marrow1 (0.54%)1 (1.2%)0 (0%)
Eye discharge2 (1.09%)2 (2.5%)3 (4%)
Total183 (100%)80 (100%)54 (100%)