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Table 1 Results from culturing periprosthetic tissue samples using the blood culture bottle (BCB) method and the conventional method

From: Culturing periprosthetic tissue in BacT/Alert® Virtuo blood culture system leads to improved and faster detection of prosthetic joint infections

Tissue samples BCB method Conventional method
No. of samples (%) No. of patients (%) No. of samples (%) No. of patients (%)
Positive 46 (29.1) 24 (38.7) 44 (27.8) 23 (37.1)
Negative 112 (70.9) 38 (61.3) 114 (72.2) 39 (62.9)
Total 158 (100) 62 (100) 158 (100) 62 (100)