TABLE 3.

Estimated M. genitalium DNA loads, 95% confidence intervals, and CVs for a range of selected fictitious duplicate Ct valuesa

Mean CtbEstimated quantity (geq)CV (%)95% CIc of estimated quantity
20537,44211431,245-669,789
22139,8569116,811-167,448
2436,394831,249-42,387
269,47078,173-10,973
282,46492,072-2,931
3064112506-811
3216617118-235
34432626-74
3611435-26
383710.7-12
  • a The quantities were determined by use of a model in which variances depend exponentially on log quantity and also modeling of the correlations between repetitions for the same DNA standard.

  • b The mean of two observations.

  • c CI, confidence interval.