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Table 2 Diagnostic parameters of aqueous humor PCR and serum IgM test for clinical diagnosis

From: Clinical utility of aqueous humor polymerase chain reaction and serologic testing for suspected infectious uveitis: a single-center retrospective study in South Korea

 SensitivitySpecificityNegative predictive valuePositive predictive value
2a
Aqueous PCR0.4310.9850.5060.980
Serum IgM0.1510.9700.4030.895
2b
Clinical diagnosisHSVVZVCMVT. gondii
PCR positivity0.1580.6300.7880.435
IgM positivity0.6840.4440.0820.087
  1. The sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive values for PCR and IgM test were evaluated. The diagnostic positivity with PCR and IgM was calculated for each clinical diagnosis. PCR polymerase chain reaction, IgM immunoglobulin M, T. gondii Toxoplasma gondii, HSV Herpes simplex virus, VZV Varicella-zoster virus, CMV Cytomegalovirus