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Table 2 Comparison of multiplex-PCR Results between Sputum and OPSs Samples

From: Comparing the yield of oropharyngeal swabs and sputum for detection of 11 common pathogens in hospitalized children with lower respiratory tract infection

   No. (%) of sputum result
   Positive Negative
No. (%) of OPSs result Positive 360 (81.8) 26 (5.9)
Negative 9 (2.0) 45 (10.2)
  1. P = 0.007 by McNemar’s test