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Table 2 Inter-laboratory reproducibility of agar screening plates and Etest macromethod

From: A multi-center blinded study on the efficiency of phenotypic screening methods to detect glycopeptide intermediately susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (GISA) and heterogeneous GISA (h-GISA)

  BHI-van MH-van MH-teico Etest
VSSA 0,29 * 0,80 0,70
h-GISA 0,05 * 0,93 0,88
GISA 0,70 0,91 0,89 *
All isolates 0,97 0,95 0,96 *
  1. * = unable to estimate due to unbalanced variance components