TABLE 3.

Summary of the results of the PCR assay and subculture to selective agar for the detection of C. jejuni in enrichment cultures

Sample typeNo. of samples testedNo. positive on subculture to selective agarNo. positive in real-time PCRNo. positive by either methodNo. positive by both methods
Chicken4232333431
Offal2514171813
Raw meat116565
Milk60220
Milk (spiked)85555
Shellfish (raw)50110
Total9757636654