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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005


Spoligotyping and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Andrea Gori*Comments to Author , Alessandra Bandera*, Giulia Marchetti*, Anna Degli Esposti*, Lidia Catozzi*, Gian Piero Nardi*, Lidia Gazzola*, Giulio Ferrario*, Jan D.A. van Embden†, Dick van Soolingen†, Mauro Moroni*, and Fabio Franzetti*
Author affiliations: *University of Milan, Milan, Italy; †National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

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Table 3

Time required for obtaining results with clinical specimens by spoligotyping compared with 3 other methods*

Procedure Days required, median (range)
Spoligotyping 6 (1–26)
Culture confirmation 28 (6–64)
Susceptibility testing 37 (23–81)
RFLP typing 75 (24–160)

* RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism.

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