Table 5

Diagnostic performance of spectrophotometric CSF inspection (UK National External Quality Assessment Service)

StudyNSens (%)95% CISpec (%)95% CIFNR (%)95% CIFPR (%)95% CI
Perry et al40220100100 to 10083.078.0 to 88.00.00.0 to 0.017.012.0 to 22.0
Gangloff et al36706100100 to 10098.196.8 to 99.10.00.0 to 0.01.90.9 to 2.9
Cooper et al7309100100 to 10096.894.8 to 98.70.00.0 to 0.03.30.1 to 5.2
Pooled (n=3)1235100100 to 10095.286.0 to 98.50.000.00 to 0.004.781.52 to 14.0
  • FNR, false negative rate; FPR, false positive rate; N, number; Sens, sensitivity; Spec, specificity.