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Table 2 Bartonella spp. serology and PCR results from blood, serum, BAPGM enrichment blood culture and subculture agar plate swab or tissues from each of the two veterinarians

From: Did Bartonella henselae contribute to the deaths of two veterinarians?

      Bartonella IFA reciprocal titers
Veterinarian Collection Date Sample PCR original sample PCR culture Subculture isolate Bvb I Bvb II Bvb III BhHI BhSA2 Bk
#1 1/9/2012 FFPE Bone Marrow Bh Fizz N/A N/A       
  1/23/2012 Serum Neg    <16 <16 <16 <16 <16 <16
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  1/28/2012 Serum Bh SA2         
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  1/30/2012 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  4/11/2012 Serum Neg    <16 <16 <16 <16 <16 <16
   Blood Neg Neg 14 Neg       
  4/13/2012 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 14 Neg       
  4/16/2012 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 14        
  2/13/2013 FFPE Mitral Valve Prosthesis Bh Fizz N/A N/A       
#2 2/24/2011 FFPE (LN supraclavicular) Neg N/A N/A       
  7/25/2012 FFPE (cervical LN) Bh SA2 N/A N/A       
  4/5/2013 Serum Neg N/A N/A       
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg <16 <16 <16 <16 <16 <16
  4/6/2013 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  4/6/2013 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  4/8/2013 Serum Neg         
   Blood Neg Neg 7, 14 Neg       
  unknown FFPE bone marrow Neg N/A N/A       
  1. N/A- Test not applicable for the sample tested
  2. FFPE- Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded
  3. Bh- Bartonella henselae, genotypes SA2 or Fizz