Table 3

Comparison of isolation rates (%) from 1466 samples using loop inoculated and filter paper strip methods for cystine lactose electrolyte deficient agar

Loop and FPSLoop only (not FPS)FPS only (not loop)p Value
FPS, filter paper strip method.
Significant isolates973 (83.2%)101 (8.6%)95 (8.1%)0.72
Mixed growth19 (17.0%)54 (48.2%)39 (34.8%)0.14
Negative (no growth)275 (71.6%)44 (11.5%)65 (16.9%)0.1