Table 3—

Combined results of tests forStreptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in 36 controls

Results regarding S. pneumoniaeResults regarding H. influenzaeControls with the indicated result combination notedƒ
BAL culture#BAL mPCRBAL culture+BAL mPCR§
Controls with lung malignancy##-+--1
++-+1
+-++1
--++3
---+5
----11
Controls with no pathology identified¶¶-+--1
+--+1
-+-+1
--+2
----9
  • BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; mPCR: multiplex PCR; +: positive; -: negative. #: positive, n = 3; : positive, n = 4; +: positive, n = 4; §: positive, n = 14; ƒ: number of patients with the certain combination of results of the previous four columns; ##: n = 22; ¶¶: n = 14.