Table 4

Comparison of isolation rates (%) from 1466 samples using loop inoculated and filter paper strip methods for chromogenic urinary tract infection medium agar

Loop and FPSLoop only (not FPS)FPS only (not loop)p Value
FPS, filter paper strip method.
Significant isolates939 (80.4%)95 (8.1%)134 (11.5%)0.012
Mixed growth51 (30.0%)89 (52.3%)30 (17.6%)<0.001
Negative (no growth)244 (67.8%)48 (13.3%)68 (18.9%)0.077