TABLE 3

Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus detection rates in 46 nasal specimens by various methods

Detection methodPMAxx pretreatmentTargetNo. (%) of S. aureus-positive samples
Microbiome based on rpoB gene by NGSNoTotal DNA39 (84.8)
YesDNA from viable cells32 (69.5)
nuc-PCRNoTotal DNA17 (36.9)
Culture using a mannitol salt agarCulturable viable cells17 (36.9)