TABLE 3.

Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive valuesa of weekly RT-PCR and biweekly GM detection for the diagnosis of IA in 138 treatment episodes for 124 high-risk patients with hematological disorders

AssaySeSpPPVNPV
RT-PCR
    LSV100 (90.5.-100)96.7 (92.1-98.3)81.0 (58.9-89.7)100 (98.4-100)
    SSVb76.5 (50.7-86.9)96.7 (91.1-98.3)81.3 (55.6-89.7)95.6 (89.5-97.8)
GM88.2 (65.5-93.1)95.8 (90.8-97.8)75.0 (51.2-85.8)98.3 (94.4-99.0)
  • a Data are percentages (95% confidence intervals).

  • b Evaluated in 107 treatment episodes for 105 patients.