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Table 2 Diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection by the semi-quantitative and quantitative techniques

From: Diagnostic accuracy of semi-quantitative and quantitative culture techniques for the diagnosis of catheter-related infections in newborns and molecular typing of isolated microorganisms

  Semi-quantitative technique Quantitative technique
  ≥ 15 CFU ≤ 15 CFU ≥ 1,000 CFU ≤ 1,000 CFU
  n % n % n % n %
Positive catheters (n = 56) 42 75.0 14 25.0 35 62.5 21 37.5
CR-BSI (n = 29) 23 79.3 6 26.0 18 54.5 11 37.9
  1. CR-BSI: catheter-related bloodstream infection.