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Table 1 Comparison of results of bacterial targets detection by the ePlex® RPP assay and the QIAstat-Dx® RP assay

From: Evaluation of the Genmark ePlex® and QIAstat-Dx® respiratory pathogen panels in detecting bacterial targets in lower respiratory tract specimens

Bacterial target Median LDT CT value (range) Interpretation Detected by ePlex® RPP assay Detected by QIAstat-Dx® RP assay Median QIAstat-Dx® RP assay CT value (range)
Bordetella spp.
IS481/IS1002
IS481
IS1001
23.8 (6.5–29.3)
35.4 (24.6–38.8)
30.6
B. pertussis positive
B. species
B. parapertussis
8/12
0/3
0/1
12/12
3/3
0/1
24.9 (15.5–35.1)
37.1 (27.4–37.0)
Legionella spp.
L. pneumophila
27.5 (14.7–33.0)
30.1 (23.8–35.4)
L. non-pneumophila
L. pneumophila
0/5
10/14a
0/5
14/14a
31.2 (25.9–35.5)
M. pneumoniae 26.4 (20.7–39.0) M. pneumoniae 13/15 11/15 28.2 (22.1–35.6)
  1. aOne sample not evaluable despite repeated testing