TABLE 3.

Sensitivity and specificity of PCR primers relative to molecular identification of 150 hard isolates as P. aeruginosa or non-P. aeruginosa

Sequence amplified by PCRPCR result for isolates for which molecular identification was:
P. aeruginosa (n = 63)Non-P. aeruginosa (n = 87)
No. PCR positiveSensitivity (%)95% CIa (%)No. PCR negativeSpecificity (%)95% CI (%)
VIC5688.978.4, 95.48710096.6, 100b
ETA5993.784.5, 98.28710096.6, 100b
OPR6298.491.5, 1008698.993.8, 100
  • a CI, confidence interval.

  • b One-sided 95% CI.