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Respiratory specimens from sputum induction: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia:
Specificity found to be in 55-92% range in meta-analysis below.

Using an immunofluorescent staining technique to evaluate sputum specimens induced by the inhalation of hypertonic saline.

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Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia

55% sensitive, 100% specific