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Table 3 Sensitivity of screening methods for resistant organisms (n = 146 samples)

From: Carriage of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in hospitalised children in tertiary hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe

  ESBL Gentamicin-resistant
Sample type Rectal swab Faecal sample Rectal swab Faecal sample
Plate with disc 73% 84% 66% 83%
Selective plate 75% 87% 70% 82%
Enrichment broth
THEN plate with disc
90% 96% 87% 95%
Enrichment broth
THEN selective plate
90% 96% 84% 96%