TABLE 2

Comparison of the performance, hands on time, and costs of the different assays

CategoryValue
β-CarbabcCarba NPNeoRapid CARBbcCIM
Sensitivity (% [CI]a)100 (96.5–100)99.0 (97.2–100)99.0 (97.2–100)100 (96.5–100)
Specificity (% [CI])95.1 (90.3–99.8)95.1 (90.3–99.8)91.4 (85.2–97.8)100 (95.6–100)
Time to result20–45 min2–3 h1.5–2 h18–24 h
Cost per test ($)∼6.20∼1.90∼2.40∼0.85
  • a CI, 95% confidence interval.