Table 2.

Sensitivity of meningococcal PCR with culture-confirmed cases of meningococcal disease

Sample typeN. meningitidis ctrAresultSensitivity (%)
No. positiveNo. negative
CSF32488.9
Plasma1421590.4
Serum25680.6
Whole blood-EDTA28682.4
Throat swab80100
Othera20100
Total2373188.4
  • ↵a Samples defined as fluid and aspirate.