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Table 3 Comparison of single and mixed species infections detected by RLB and species-specific single PCR

From: Prevalence of tick-borne haemoparasites in small ruminants in Turkey and diagnostic sensitivity of single-PCR and RLB

Type of infection RLB Total P-value Measurement of agreement
Single Mixed Negative Kappa value SD (95% CI)
PCR Single 326 109 196 631    
Mixed 391 536 107 1034    
Negative 57 56 201 314    
  Total 774 701 504 1979 < 0.0001* 0.288 0.017
  1. *P-values considered as statistically significant (P < 0.05) based on the Chi-square test