TABLE 4.

Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of biological tests calculated per sample of the patient groups examineda

Test typeSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)Negative predictive value (%)Positive predictive value (%)
rAspf4 IgE detection81.6 (40/49)88.3 (53/60)85.5 (53/62)85.1 (40/47)
rAspf6 IgE detection46.9 (23/49)86.6 (52/60)66.6 (52/78)74.2 (23/31)
Anti-Aspergillus IgG ELISA87.7 (43/49)73.3 (44/60)88.0 (44/50)87.7 (43/49)
IE85.7 (42/49)73.3 (44/60)86.3 (44/51)87.5 (42/48)
Total IgE detection47.9 (23/48)87.5 (35/40)58.3 (35/60)82.1 (23/28)
Culture of Aspergillus in sputum32.5 (13/40)69.2 (36/52)57.1 (36/63)44.8 (13/29)
  • a Samples of probable ABPA and samples collected before diagnosis of proven ABPA have been excluded.