Table 2.

Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of AMTDII and AMPLICOR assays for respiratory specimensa

Method% Sensitivity% SpecificityPredictive value (%)
PositiveNegative
Smear77.093.592.085.4
Culture90.510010093.4
AMTDII
 All specimens85.710010090.4
 Smear positive91.710010095.5
 Smear negative65.510010094.4
AMPLICOR
 All specimens94.210010096.0
 Smear positive98.910010099.4
 Smear negative75.010010096.6
  • a The combination of culture results and clinical diagnosis was considered the gold standard.