Table 2.

Results of antibody and antigen testing for control populations

Group or clinical diagnosisNo. of patientsNo. of serum samplesNo. of serum samples positive for the following:
Mannanemia of >0.5 ng/mlAntimannan antibody titer of ≥10 AU
Healthy blood donors989802
ICU-hospitalized patients without invasive candidiasis23931 (0.68)a6
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis12221 (1.45)0
Cryptococcosis13131 (0.57)1 (10)
P. cariniipneumonia4400
  • a Values in parentheses are the titers observed for the same sample which was antigen positive.