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Table 3 Estimates of true prevalence, sensitivity, specificity of three serological tests used for the diagnosis of brucellosis in livestock farmers and PP patients in Bangladesh

From: Latent class evaluation of three serological tests for the diagnosis of human brucellosis in Bangladesh

   Livestock farmer PP patients
Test Var Mean (95 % CrI) Mean (95 % CrI)
  Prev 1.1 (0.1–2.8) 1.7 (0.2–4.1)
iELISA Se 68.1 (54.2–80.7) 69.6 (56.0–81.6)
  Sp 98.8 (97.7–99.5) 98.4 (97.0–99.3)
Rose Bengal Se 79.4 (59.5–95.0) 79.2 (60.3–94.8)
  Sp 97.9 (96.1–99.3) 98.2 (96.4–99.5)
Standard tube agglutination Se 80.5 (63.1–93.8) 80.6 (63.6–93.8)
  Sp 97.8 (96.2–98.9) 97.9 (96.4–99.2)
  1. PP prolonged pyrexia, Var variable, Prev prevalence, CrI credibility interval, Se sensitivity, Sp specificity