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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of the factors influencing the probability of the concordant identification of clinical isolates

From: Assessment of various parameters to improve MALDI-TOF MS reference spectra libraries constructed for the routine identification of filamentous fungi

   OR 95% Confidence Interval   P
Nb. raw spectra/RMS     
  40 vs. 10 1.1767 1.0503 to 1.3183   0.0050
  40 vs. 20 1.2007 1.0705 to 1.3466   0.0018
  20 vs. 10 0.9800 0.8933 to 1.0752   0.6698
Nb. RMS/strain     
  4 vs. 1 1.3362 1.1929 to 1.4968 <10-4  
  4 vs. 2 1.1016 1.0122 to 1.1988   0.0250
  2 vs. 1 1.2130 1.0950 to 1.3437   0.0002
Nb. strains/species     
  3 vs. 1 1.2229 1.1173 to 1.3385 <10-4  
  3 vs. 2 1.0602 1.0095 to 1.1135   0.0193
  2 vs. 1 1.1534 1.0683 to 1.2453   0.0003
  1. RMS: reference mass spectrum in the library constructed from several raw spectra. Nb.: number.