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Research Article

A Pentaplex PCR Assay for the Detection and Differentiation of Shigella Species

Table 3

Summary for evaluation of pentaplex PCR assay carried out using reference strains.

Number of strains evaluated by pentaplex PCR assay
Bacterial strainsNo. of specimen testedPositive (%) ( )

Shigella genus120116 (96.7%)
S. flexneri 9595 (100%)
S. sonnei 2016 (80%)
S. dysenteriae 33 (100%)