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Table 1 qPCR detection of S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae in clinical samples

From: Potential use of serum based quantitative real-time PCR for the detection of pneumonia pathogens in a densely colonised population

   S. pneumoniae   H. influenzae  
  N qPCR Positive Cells/ml (median) qPCR Positive Cells/ml (median)
Serum 39 0 - 0 -
NPS 30 27 (22 b) 1.01×106 a 25 (24 b) 6.61×105 a
  1. aFor S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) are 5.53×105–6.99×106 and 6.93×105–3.46×106, respectively. 95% CI are percentile bootstrap estimates. Statistical analysis was done using Stata IC Version 11 (StataCorp, USA).
  2. bNumber positive by culture