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Table 3 Comparison of PCR, culture-biotechnical, and MCDA-LFB assays for the detection of L. pneumophila in sputum samples

From: Multiple Cross Displacement Amplification Coupled with Lateral Flow Biosensor (MCDA-LFB) for rapid detection of Legionella pneumophila

Detection methods Sputum samples (n = 88)
Positive Negative
MCDA-LFB 5 83
Culture 5 83
PCR 4 84