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Table 2 Proportion of positive 16S PCR regarding sample types analyzed

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

Type of sample 16S PCR Positive 16S PCR (%)
Cardiac valve 173 80 (46%)
Abscess 71 29 (41%)
Bone sample 80 14 (18%)
Soft tissue 67 11 (16%)
Synovial fluid 178 24 (13%)
CSF 119 13 (11%)
Pleural fluid 27 5 (19%)
Sonication fluid 18 10 (56%)
Aqueous humour 57 5 (9%)
Other 16 0
Total 806 191 (24%)
  1. Abbreviations: PCR polymerase chain reaction, CSF cerebrospinal fluid
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