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Table 5 Comparison of specificity and sensitivity of different tests for the detection of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC in lung tissue

From: Assessment of a novel multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of the CBPP agent Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoidesSC through experimental infection in cattle

Lung: n = 39, Condition: positive = 19, negative = 20
   rt-PCR PCR
  Culture MSC_0136 MSC_1046 SC3
True positives 16 18 18 15
False positives 0 0 0 0
False negatives 3 1 1 4
True negatives - 20 20 20
Sensitivity 84.2% 94.7% 94.7% 78.9%
Specificity - 100% 100% 100%
  1. n = total number, rt: real time.