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Table 3 Comparison of biochemical test and a multiplex PCR assay employed for Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar identification

From: Quadruplex PCR assay for identification of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis differentiating biovar Ovis and Equi

Multiplex PCR assay Biochemical test TOTAL
Nitrate positive Nitrate negative
Nitrate positive 133 5 138
Nitrate negative 5 205 210
Total 138 210 348
  1. McNemar’s Chi-squared test = P = 0.75, Odds Ratio: 1 (95% CI for the odds ratio: 0.16–6.14)
  2. Kappa coefficient = 0.94 (95% CI: 0.91–0.98)
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