Table 4

Comparison of Campylobacter coli real-time PCR and microaerobic culture in (4.1) faecal, (4.2) feed, and (4.3) environmental samples of naturally contaminated pigs

Microaerobic culture

+

-

Total


4.1 Campylobacter coli detection in faecal samples

+

125

1

126

Real-time PCR

-

3

17

20

Total

128

18

146


4.2 Campylobacter coli detection in feed samples

+

21

1

22

Real-time PCR

-

2

26

28

Total

23

27

50


4.3 Campylobacter coli detection in environmental samples

+

34

2

36

Real-time PCR

-

3

47

50

Total

37

49

86


4.1 Sensitivity Se = 97.7%, Specificity Sp = 94.4%, Kappa K = 0.96

4.2 Sensitivity Se = 91.3%, Specificity Sp = 96.2%, Kappa K = 0.89

4.3 Sensitivity Se = 91.9%, Specificity Sp = 95.9%, Kappa K = 0.89

Leblanc-Maridor et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:113   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-113

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