TABLE 3

Performance of VIPcheck after 48 h of incubation with minimal (+) growth as the thresholda

TABLE 3
  • a Performance of the VIPcheck after 48-h incubations for 96 A. fumigatus isolates: 45 azole susceptible and 51 azole resistant in two replicates. Performance is reported for each observer and series individually. “Mean all” is the mean of all sensitivities and specificities. “Mean technicians” is the mean performance for observers 1 to 4. Observers 1 and 2 were highly experienced mycology technicians, observers 3 and 4 were bacterial technicians without experience in mycology, and observers 5 and 6 were inexperienced interns.