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Table 1 Microbiological characteristics of the population

From: Impact of 16S rDNA sequencing on clinical treatment decisions: a single center retrospective study

Sample’s culture + + N/A Total
Direct examination + + N/A
16S PCR + + + +
Samples Cardiac valve 7 7 19 47 93 173
Abscess 2 8 2 17 42 71
Bone sample 2 4 0 8 66 80
Soft tissue 3 2 0 6 56 67a
Synovial fluid 2 9 2 11 154 178
CSF 2 1 5 5 106 119
Pleural fluid 1 0 1 3 22 27
Sonication fluid 1 6 2 1 8 18
Aqueous humour 0 2 1 2 52 57
Other 0 0 0 0 16 16b
Total 20 39 32 100 615 806
  1. a23 cerebral biopsies, 15 synovial biopsies, 13 lymph nodes, 3 bone marrows, 4 skin biopsies, 2 vascular biopsies, 1 bladder, 1 oesophageal, 1 hepatic, 1 muscular, 1 subcutaneous, 1 pericardial and 1 ventricular biopsy
  2. b12 EDTA blood, 2 pericardial fluids, 1 ascitic fluid and 1 peritoneal dialysate samples
  3. Abbreviations: PCR polymerase chain reaction, CSF cerebrospinal fluid
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