TABLE 1.

Comparison of results obtained by PCR, LAT, and ICT using clinically isolated strainsa

TestNo. of samples
S. aureusCNS
TotalPositiveNegativeTotalPositiveNegative
PCR623725533815
LAT623725532825
ICT623725533815
  • a Abbreviations: LAT, latex aggregation test; ICT, immunochromatographic test; CNS, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus.