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Table 1 Reported estimates for the sensitivity of faecal PCR testing for MAP in relation to faecal culture

From: Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in cattle – a review in the context of seasonal pasture-based dairy herds

Estimated sensitivity of faecal PCR (%) Source
73.6a (Schwalm et al., 2019) [72]
86 – 89 (Schwalm et al., 2018) [73]
73.5 – 93 (Prendergast et al., 2018) [66]
22 – 88 (Fock-Chow-Tho et al., 2017) [22]
17.6 – 94.1 (Leite et al., 2013) [47]
72 (Alinovi et al., 2009) [1]
  1. aliquid faecal culture used as reference standard