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Table 3 Analytical sensitivity

From: Development of a rapid recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae in whole blood

Input Level # of Replicates Tested # of Replicates Detected # of Replicates Detected
Stress (GE)   RPA PCR
8 12 12 12
7 12 12 12
6 12 12 12
5 12 12 11
4 12 12 11
3 12 9 8
2 12 8 9
1 12 8 4
  1. The number of replicates producing positive signals following RPA and PCR amplification of varying (8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1) S. pneumoniae genome equivalents (GE)