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Table 2 Comparative results of mannan antigen, anti-mannan antibodies and (1,3)-beta-D-glucan alone and in combination in proven candidemia patients according to the infecting Candida species

From: Comparative evaluation of (1, 3)-β-D-glucan, mannan and anti-mannan antibodies, and Candidaspecies-specific snPCR in patients with candidemia

Candida species in blood culture No of sera tested Number showing positive result by diagnostic kit value cut-off (%)
   Mannan Ag Anti-mannan Abs BDG Mannan + anti-mannan Mannan + BDG
C. albicans 22 10 (45) 10 (45) 9 (41) 17 (77) 12 (55)
C. parapsilosis 5 1 (20) 2 (40) 2 (40) 3 (60) 2 (40)
C. tropicalis 4 2 (50) 2 (50) 3 (75) 3 (75) 3 (75)