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Table 2 Summary of the pooled estimates of studies using APT in comparison to SPT for the diagnosis of patients with atopy dermatitis

From: Comparison of atopy patch testing to skin prick testing for diagnosing mite-induced atopic dermatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  ES [95% CI]
Number of included studies 10
Number of subjects 669
Sensitivity 0.54 [0.42, 0.66]
Specificity 0.72 [0.56, 0.85]
Positive likelihood ratio 1.97 [1.20, 3.23]
Negative likelihood ratio 0.63 [0.48, 0.83]
Diagnostic odds ratio 3.12 [1.53, 6.39]
AUSROC 0.65 [0.61–0.69]
  1. AUSROC, area under summary receiver operating curve; ES estimates, CI 95% confidence intervals