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Table 3 Reliability of each measurement platform in the three-modality latent variable SEM measurement model, and its correlation to the latent variable (true relative frequency of Faecalibacterium)

From: Comparative analysis of microbiome measurement platforms using latent variable structural equation modeling

  Three- modality measurement model
Sanger 454_V3V5 qPCR
Reliability 0.911 0.822 0.452
(95% CI) (0.775, 1.000) (0.720, 0.912) (0.323, 0.610)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.955 0.907 0.672
(95% CI) (0.880, 1.000) (0.849, 0.955) (0.568, 0.781)
  Sanger 454_V1V3 qPCR
Reliability 0.851 0.806 0.483
(95% CI) (0.671, 1.000) (0.645, 0.905) (0.350, 0.648)
Correlation to the latent variable 0.922 0.898 0.696
(95% CI) (0.819, 1.000) (0.803, 0.951) (0.592, 0.805)
  1. The 95% confidence intervals are obtained using bootstrap resampling with 100 replications. Two 3-modality models are shown with Sanger, qPCR, and 454_V3V5 in the first model, and 454_V1V3 in the second model.