TABLE 3.

Sensitivity and specificity of antisera for serogroup identification of 132 N. meningitidis ABCs isolates used in the SASG blinded study

AntiserumSensitivitySpecificity
%95% CI%95% CI
MenB
    CDC10099-10010095-100
    Difcoa0000
    FDA9373-1009591-99
    Murex269-4310099-100
MenC
    CDC6853-8210099-100
    Difco10099-10010099-100
    FDA9588-10010099-100
    Murex10099-10010099-100
Men Yb
    CDC10099-10010099-100
    Difco6243-8010099-100
    FDA10099-1008882-94
Men W135c
    CDC10099-10010099-100
    Difco8569-10010099-100
    Murex10099-10010099-100
  • a Difco MenB antiserum did not agglutinate any of the isolates in this study.

  • b Murex MenY antiserum was not available.

  • c FDA MenW135 antiserum was not available.