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Table 3 Performance of the array and culture for diagnosis of onychomycosis

From: Rapid detection of dermatophytes and Candida albicansin onychomycosis specimens by an oligonucleotide array

Method Performance (95% confidence interval), %
  Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive value Negative predictive value
Array 100 (82.2-100)** 84.6 (54.5-97.6) 90.5 (69.6-98.6) 100 (71.3-100)*
Culture 52.6 (28.9-75.5) 100 (75.1-100) 100 (69.0-100) 59.1(36.4-79.3)
  1. **p <0.01 by 2-tailed Fisher exact test.
  2. *p <0.05 by 2-tailed Fisher exact test.