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Table 1 Results for the detection of leptospiral DNA using conventional PCR and RT-PCR across 400 samples of either blood or urine

From: Evaluation of real-time PCR targeting the lipL32 gene for diagnosis of Leptospira infection

Conventional PCRRT PCR
BloodUrineBlood & Urine
Pos (%)Neg (%)All (%)Pos (%)Neg (%)AllPos (%)Neg (%)All
Pos16 (6.8)016 (6.8)9 (5.4)2 (1.2)11 (6.6)25 (6.3)2 (0.5)27 (6.8)
Neg15 (6.4)203 (86.8)218 (93.2)7 (4.2)148 (89.2)155 (93.4)22 (5.5)351 (87.7)373 (93.2)
All31 (13.2)203 (86,8)234 (100)16 (9.6)150 (90.4)166 (100)47 (11.8)353 (88.2)400 (100)
p (Chi sq)0.00030.18240.0001
Kappa0.64920.63830.6453