Table 1

Lactobacillus species detected by qPCR compared to H2O2+ Lactobacillus detected by culture*
Species Detected by PCR H2O2+LactobacillusDetected by Culture
Detected n = 233 Not detected n = 143
N (%) N (%)
L. crispatus Detected 149 (64) 24 (17)
Not detected 84 (36) 119 (83)
L. jensenii Detected 107 (46) 23 (16)
Not detected 126 (54) 120 (84)
L. crispatus and/or L. jensenii Detected 174 (75) 41 (29)
Not detected 59 (25) 102 (71)

*N = 376 samples.

Balkus et al.

Balkus et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:188   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-188

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