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Table 3 Comparison of the results from TAC assay and those of the conventional methods

From: Evaluation of TaqMan Array card (TAC) for the detection of 28 respiratory pathogens

Pathogens Established-method positive
n = 370
Established-method negative
n = 384
  TAC+ TAC- TAC+ TAC-
INF-A 51 4 2 35
INF-B 30 1 0 20
PIV-1 3 0 0 15
PIV-2 1 0 0 20
PIV-3 22 0 0 16
HMPV 26 0 0 40
HRV 33 4 2 23
HEV 21 1 2 20
HADV 18 2 1 34
RSV 62 2 0 19
MPN 18 0 3 36
SP 10 0 0 10
MT 15 0 0 15
HBOV 23 2 1 23
MV 13 0 0 15
RV 2 0 0 10
HCOV 5 1 2 20
Total 353 17 13 371
  Sensitivity = 95.4% Specificity = 96.6%