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Table 2 Self-samples versus gold standard per sampling site

From: Self-sampling is appropriate for detection of Staphylococcus aureus: a validation study

Nasal samples Gold standard Total
   SApos SAneg  
Self-samples SApos 36 0 36
  SAneg 1 68 69
  Total 37 68 105
Sensitivity 97% (CI 86-100%)  
A. Nasal samples. SApos: S. aureus positive; SAneg: S. aureus negative; CI: confidence interval.
Pharyngeal samples Gold standard Total
   SApos SAneg  
Self-samples SApos 36 0 36
  SAneg 5 64 69
  Total 41 64 105
Sensitivity 88% (CI 75-95%)  
  1. B. Pharyngeal samples. SApos: S. aureus positive; SAneg: S. aureus negative; CI: confidence interval.