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Table 1 Time course of growth of Bartonella spp. and PCR confirmation after blood of the infected cat was inoculated onto agar plates (primary culture) or subcultured (secondary culture)

From: First isolation and genotyping of Bartonella henselae from a cat living with a patient with cat scratch disease in Southeast Europe

Plate no. Agar Culture Result after days of incubation
3 4 6 7
1 TSA Primary Initial growth (SI)   Visible growth PCR+
Secondary Initial growth Visible growth PCR+
2 TSA Primary Initial growth (SI)   Visible growth PCR+
Secondary Initial growth Visible growth PCR+
3 BH Primary Initial growth (SI)   Visible growth PCR+
Secondary Initial growth Visible growth PCR+
4 BH Primary Contaminated, discarded