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Table 4 Comparison of the molecular assay results to the direct culture method

From: Direct detection of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage via helicase-dependent isothermal amplification and chip hybridization

   Direct culture Total
   Positive Negative  
Molecular Assay Positive 32 2 34
  Negative 4 32 36
  Total 36 34 70
Sensitivity: 89%    
Specificity: 94%