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Table 1 Concordance between qPCR and culture on BAL/ETA in VAP patients.

From: Concordance between a new molecular real-time approach and traditional culture in suspected VAP patients

  Positive culture qPCR Agreement (%) Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%)
S. aureus(BAL/ETA) 28/20 31/25 96.7/89.7 96.6/76.9 96.8/93.8
P. aeruginosa(BAL/ETA) 23/20 20/23 97.6/93.5 100/100 97.1/92.4
Enterobacteriaceae (BAL/ETA) 27/7 36/18 90.3/85.0 90.0/58.3 90.4/88.4