Table 2

Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of nested PCR with plasma and qRT-PCR with PBL

Process

Sensitivity (%)

Specificity (%)

Positive predictive value (%)

Negative predictive value (%)

Concordance to nested PCR with PBL (%)


qRT-PCR with PBL

35.1

100

100

74.2

77.4

Nested PCR with plasma

48.6

97.1

90.0

77.9

80.2

Nested PCR with PBLa

100

100

100

100

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aNested PCR with PBL was considered as the reference technique in detecting HCMV DNA.

Zhang et al. Virology Journal 2010 7:73   doi:10.1186/1743-422X-7-73

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