Table 6.

Comparison of suspected dual infections

Multiplex PCR resultSample no.CT valuea for the following gene target:PCR and/or culture result
ctrAbexAply
N. meningitidis plus S. pneumoniae 134.36>45.036.39 N. meningitidis siaD serogroup C by PCR
236.06>45.041.85 N. meningitidis serogroup B by culture
335.09>45.038.81 N. meningitidis serogroup C by culture and PCR
S. pneumoniae plus H. influenzae 1>45.031.3339.90Hib by culture
  • ↵a A value of >45.0 is deemed to be negative.