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Table 2 Comparison of the PCR results with blood culture and serology for the165 cases

From: Diagnosis of recent and relapsed cases of human brucellosis by PCR assay

Result of tests Seroa, Cult b Sero, Cult Sero, Cult Sero, Cult Total
  + + + - - + - -  
PCR + 20 100 0 0 120
PCR - 0 20 0 25 45
Total 20 120 0 25 165
  1. a Serology: Rose Bengal agglutination test (titer, $1/160) b Cult: blood culture