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Table 2 Fungal ITS PCR compared to conventional culture

From: Similar efficacy of broad-range ITS PCR and conventional fungal culture for diagnosing fungal infections in non-immunocompromised patients

   Culture
   +
PCR + 57 (22.7 %) 18 (7.2 %)
8 (3.2 %) 168 (66.9 %)
  1. A total of 251 clinical specimens were included in the study. For fungal identification see Table 1. Abbreviations: −, negative; +, positive. Culture was considered as the gold standard
  2. Analytical sensitivity: 87.7 %, Positive predictive value (PPV): 76.0 %
  3. Analytical specificity: 90.3 %, Negative predictive value (NPV): 95.5 %