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Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003

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Automated Ribotyping and Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Rapid Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Serotype Newport

John Fontana*Comments to Author , Alison Stout*, Barbara Bolstorff*, and Ralph Timperi*
Author affiliations: *Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA

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Sensitivity and specificity of PFGE versus. ribotyping in identifying MDR Salmonella Newporta

PFGE of S. Newport Ribotyping of S. Newport
PFGE
pattern
MA-JJP0034
MDR
Not
MDR
Total
D-81 ribotype
MDR
Not
MDR
Total
Yesb
63
7
70
Yes
64
16
80
No
1
57
58
No
0
50
50
64 64c 128 64 66 130

aPFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; MDR, multidrug resistant.
b>85% relatedness to MA-JJP0034.
cTwo pansusceptible isolates smeared by PFGE.

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