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Table 2 Rabbit Osteomyelitis (Group 2): comparison of infection detection methods

From: Polymerase Chain Reaction molecular diagnostic technology for monitoring chronic osteomyelitis

    Microbiological culture and PCR*
    Metaphysis biopsy Osteotomy biopsy
    Needle Curette Needle Curette
Animal no. Titer (CFU) Radiograph Culture PCR Culture PCR Culture PCR Culture PCR
10 1 × 104 + - + + - + + + +
11 1 × 104 + - + + + - + - +
12 1 × 104 + + + - - + + - -
13 1 × 104 + - - - + - + - -
14 1 × 103 - - + - - - + - +
15 1 × 102 - - + - - - - - +
16 1 × 102 - - - - + - + - -
17 1 × 102 - - - + + - - - -
18 Sclerosing agent/saline only - - - - - - - - -
  1. *PCR done using Staphylococcus aureus nuc gene primers.