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Table 1 Sensitivity and specificity of agar screening plates and the Etest macromethod

From: A multi-center blinded study on the efficiency of phenotypic screening methods to detect glycopeptide intermediately susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (GISA) and heterogeneous GISA (h-GISA)

  correctly identified (%)
  BHI-van MH-van MH-teico Etest
Overall Sensitivity 44.4 25.3 90.3 99.0
Overall Specificity 68.4 58.7 92.1 93.3
h-GISA     
Sensitivity 4.5 1.0 85.0 98.5
GISA     
Sensitivity 85.9 50.5 95.8 99.5