Table 5

Comparison of the blood culture results with the PCR- and microarray-based analysis.

Positive identification on microarray

Negative identification on microarray


Positive identification by conventional methods

73

3

Sensitivity 96%#

(89.0–98.6)*


Negative/positive identification by conventional methods

2

108

Specificity 98%

(93.6–99.5)*


* Calculations are conducted according to CLSI recommendations.

# Initial sensitivity of 82% was observed.

Järvinen et al. BMC Microbiology 2009 9:161   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-161

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