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Table 4 Fungal ITS PCR compared to composite diagnostic measure for fungal infection including clinical findings and microbiological results (number of samples n = 251)

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

   Fungal infection
   +
PCR + 48 27
6 170
  1. Clinical sensitivity: 88.9 %, Positive predictive value (PPV): 64.0 %
  2. Clinical specificity: 86.3 %, Negative predictive value (NPV): 96.6 %
  3. Abbreviations: −, negative; +, positive