TABLE 2.

Sensitivity of the 18S screening monoplex real-time PCR versus microscopy for 66 EDTA-treated blood samples from 60 patients

Microscopy resultNo. of samples (no. of patients) with PCR result:Total no. of samples (no. of patients)
PositiveNegative
Positive31 (28)3 (3)34 (31)
Negative6 (6)26 (23)32 (29)
Total37 (34)29 (26)66 (60)