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Table 5 Comparison of the blood culture results with the PCR- and microarray-based analysis.

From: Rapid identification of bacterial pathogens using a PCR- and microarray-based assay

  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)*
  1. * Calculations are conducted according to CLSI recommendations.
  2. # Initial sensitivity of 82% was observed.