Table 2.

Performance characteristics of Meridian and MRL HSV-2 type-specific EIAsa

AssaySensitivitySpecificityNegative predictive valuePositive predictive valueEfficiency
%No. of specimens [TP/(TP + FN)]%No. of specimens [TN/(TN + FP)]%No. of specimens [TN/(TN + FN)]%No. of specimens [TP/(TP + FP)]%No. of specimens [(TP + TN)/(TP + TN + FP + FN)]
Meridian83.279/(79 + 16)98.2429/(429 + 8)96.4429/(429 + 18)90.879/(79 + 8)95.5(79 + 429)/532
MRL97.993/(93 + 2)95.4417/(417 + 20)99.5417/(417 + 2)82.393/(93 + 20)95.9(93 + 417)/532
  • a TP, true positive; FP, false positive; TN, true negative; FN, false negative.