Table 1.

Sensitivity and specificity of PFGE in differentiating outbreak-associated isolates from sporadic isolates of NMSCa

Tolerance (%)bPFGE profile relatedness (%)Sensitivity (%)cSpecificity (%)c
1.58595 (87–99)46 (25–67)
9585 (74–93)71 (50–87)
1.08588 (78–95)71 (49–87)
9585 (74–93)71 (49–87)
0.58577 (65–87)71 (49–87)
9561 (48–72)79 (58–93)
  • a Based on analysis of 66 outbreak-related isolates and 24 sporadic isolates.

  • b Tolerance for the band migration distance.

  • c Numbers in parentheses are 95% confidence intervals.