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Table 2 The age-dependent false positive and false negative rates of serology assay

From: A comparison study between GeXP-based multiplex-PCR and serology assay for Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection in children with community acquired pneumonia

Age False positive rate Statistic value P False negative rate Statistic P
value
0–3 year 60% (78/130)    21% (14/66)   
3–6 year 39% (31/132) 23.532a <0.001 4% (3/84) 20.500a <0.001
>6 year 31% (50/160)    2% (2/112)   
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