Table 2

Detection of N. meningitidis serogroups by the new singleplex real-time PCR assaysa

AssayResult for target N. meningitidis serogroupNo. negative/no. tested for other N. meningitidis serogroups
No. positive/total no. (%)95% CI
Serogroup B synD75/76 (99)93–1000/151
Serogroup W135 synG38/39 (97)87–1000/188
Serogroup Y synF66/66 (100)95–1000/161
  • a A total of 227 N. meningitidis isolates were tested, including 22 serogroup A, 76 serogroup B, 24 serogroup C, 39 serogroup W135, and 66 serogroup Y isolates.