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Table 3 PRMC results in relation to ciliary function testing and final clinical diagnosis

From: Clinical value of measurement of pulmonary radioaerosol mucociliary clearance in the work up of primary ciliary dyskinesia

  Results from ciliary motility study Final clinical diagnosis related to results from PRMC and ciliary motility study
Results from PRMC test Abnormal, consistent with PCD Inconclusive Normal, not consistent with PCD Verified PCD Uncertain but probably PCD Uncertain Uncertain but probably not PCD Not PCD
n = 45 (%) n = 17 (%) n = 46 (%) n = 25 (%) n = 2 (%) n = 7 (%) n = 3 (%) n = 71 (%)
PCD/SCD 26 (57.8)    22 (88) 1 (50) 3a (4.2)
  2 (11.8) 2 (2.8)
  15 (32.6) 3 (42.8) 1 (33.3) 11 (15.5)
Inconclusive 8 (17.8)    3 (12) 1 (14.3) 4a (5.6)
  2 (11.8) 1 (50) 1 (1.4)
  8 (17.4) 1 (14.3) 7 (9.9)
Normal or otherwise not consistent with PCD 11 (24.4)    1 (14.3) 10a (14.1)
  13 (76.4) 1 (14.3) 2 (66.6) 10 (14.1)
  23 (50) 23 (32.4)
  1. aCases with discrepant results. Further information about each of these patients is presented in Table 5