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Table 2 Number of the samples for pathogen identification according to their origin

From: Prospective comparison of a PCR assay and a microbiological culture technique for identification of pathogens from blood and non-blood samples in septic patients

Material Number
Blood 180
Bronchial secret 34
Wound fluid 16
Abdominal lavage fluid 8
Smears 6
Urine 5
Abscess fluid 3
Puncture fluid 3
Cerebrospinal fluid 3
Total 258