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Table 3 Assessment of the inter-slide stability for scoring PGP9.5 using Bland–Altman analysis for the comparison of GS-EFNS and LDT

From: Automated PGP9.5 immunofluorescence staining: a valuable tool in the assessment of small fiber neuropathy?

  Mean diff (#/mm)
GS-EFNS
 M1–M2
  IENF_Si −0.3
  IENF_Br −0.3
  IENF_FSi 0.2
  IENF_FBr 0.4
  IENF_Si −0.3
 M1–M3
  IENF_Si 0.2
  IENF_Br 0.5
  IENF_FSi 0.5
  IENF_FBr 0.2
LDT
 M1–M2
  IENF_Si −0.9
  IENF_Br 0
  IENF_FSi −0.3
  IENF_FBr −0.2
 M1–M3
  IENF_Si −0.8
  IENF_Br 0.5
  IENF_FSi −0.6
  IENF_FBr 0.2
  1. Diff difference, ENF epidermal nerve fiber, GS-EFNS gold standard method according to EFNS, IENF intra-epidermal nerve fiber, IENF_Si intra-epidermal nerve fiber crossing dermal-epidermal junction as single fiber, IENF_Br intra-epidermal nerve fiber crossing dermal-epidermal junction as fiber showing branching, IENF_F nerve fiber fragment lying free in epidermis, IENF_FSi nerve fiber fragment lying free in epidermis as single fragment, IENF_FBr nerve fiber fragment lying free in epidermis showing branching, LDT laboratory developed test