Determining the utility of standard hospital microbiology testing: Comparing standard microbiology cultures with DNA sequence analysis in patients with chronic sinusitis

Results: Specimens were obtained from 29 female and 16 male patients with a mean age of 50 years. A total of 45 cultures were included in our final analysis; five cultures were excluded after inappropriate laboratory processing. Results from these patients were compared and analyzed. Cohen’s weighted kappa analysis showed agreement between the two testing

Sarah K. Rapoport, Alyssa J. Smith, Maxwell Bergman, Kelly A. Scriven, Itzhak Brook, Suzette K. Mikula

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