Table 4

Study the sensitivity and specificity of PCR method for detection of Salmonella species
Culture positive Culture negative Total
PCR positive 4*a) 1 c) 5
PCR Negative 0 b) 443**d) 443
Total 4 a+b) 444 c+d) 448

*Sensitivity = <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/556/mathml/M3','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/556/mathml/M3">View MathML</a> = 100%.

**Specificity = <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/556/mathml/M4','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/556/mathml/M4">View MathML</a> = 99.7%.

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