Pooled analysis of T2 Candida for rapid diagnosis of candidiasis

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Background: The present meta-analysis examined the diagnostic accuracy of T2 Candida for candidiasis. Methods: The literature databases, such as PubMed, Embase, DVIO, Cochrane library, Web of Science, and CNKI, were searched on T2 Candida detection. Results: A total of 8 articles, comprising of 2717 research subjects, were included in the study. The pooled sensitivity and specificity were 0.91 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.88-0.94) and 0.94 95% CI: 0.93-0.95), respectively. The pooled positive likelihood ratio and negative likelihood ratio was 10.16 (95% CI: 2.75-37.50) and 0.08 (95% CI: 0.02-0.35), respectively. The combined diagnostic odds ratio is 133.65 95% CI: 17.21-1037.73), and the AUC of SROC is 0.9702 [(SE = 0.0235), Q= 0.9201(SE = 0.0381)]. Conclusions: The current evidence supported that T2 Candida has high accuracy and sensitivity and is of major clinical significance in the diagnosis of Candida infection.




Tang, D. L., Chen, X., Zhu, C. G., Li, Z. W., Xia, Y., & Guo, X. G. (2019). Pooled analysis of T2 Candida for rapid diagnosis of candidiasis. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4419-z

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