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Table 2 Value of the examined time intervals, Salmonella notification, Ireland, 2008

From: Completeness and timeliness of Salmonella notifications in Ireland in 2008: a cross sectional study

Interval description n Median (IQ)
Sample collection - first notification interval 167 6 (4 - 7)
Interval 1: Onset of symptoms - sample collection 130 4 (0 - 6)
Interval 2: Sample collection - clinical notification 167 6 (5 - 8)
Interval 2': Sample collection - arrival of sample at primary laboratory 169 0 (0 - 1)
Interval 3: Arrival of sample at primary laboratory - Isolation at primary laboratory 197 3 (2 - 5)
Interval 4: Isolation at primary laboratory - laboratory notification 232 4 (1 - 8)
Interval 4': Isolation at primary laboratory - arrival of sample at NSRLb 398 4 (3 - 6)
Interval 5: Arrival of sample at NSRLb - serotyping/phage typing results 416 5 (3 - 7)
Interval 6: Forward of serotyping/phage typing results by NSRL to primary laboratory 234 9.5 (6 - 18)
Interval 7: Forward of serotyping/phage typing results by primary laboratory to the DPHc 234 4 (1 - 7)
Total identification time interval : Sample collection - NSRL results uploaded on CIDR 154 25 (19 - 32)
  1. a25%-75% Interquartile interval (IQ)
  2. bNational Salmonella Reference Laboratory
  3. cDepartment of Public Health