Table 3

Performance of the DMEI, DPE and culture of cardiac native valves

sensitivity

specificity

PPV

NPV


DMEI

21%

100%

100%

60%

DPE

66%

90%

84%

76%

culture

21%

69%

36%

51%


DMEI = direct microscopic examination of imprints, DPE = direct pathological examination, PPV = positive predictive value, NPV = negative predictive value

Wallet et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2001 1:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-1-6

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