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Table 2 Sensitivities of commercial DENV real-time RT-PCR assays against a panel of clinical samples positive with hemi-nested RT-PCR[5, 34]

From: Evaluation of four commercial real-time RT-PCR kits for the detection of dengue viruses in clinical samples

Serotype N Geno-sen’s (n (% [95% CI]) Realstar (n (% [95% CI]) Simplexa (n (% [95% CI])
DENV-1 46 42 (91.3 [83.2–99.4]) 36 (78.3 [66.3–90.2]) 44 (95.7 [89.7–100])
DENV-2 37 33 (89.2 [79.2–99.2]) 32 (86.5 [75.5–97.5]) 34 (91.9 [83.1–100])
DENV-3 33 30 (90.9 [81.1–100]) 30 (90.9 [81.1–100]) 30 (90.9 [81.1–100])
DENV-4 46 33 (71.7 [58.7–84.8]) 37 (80.4 [68.9–91.9]) 43 (93.5 [86.3–100])
Total 162 138 (85.2 [79.7–90.7]) 135 (83.3 [77.6–89.1]) 151 (93.2 [89.3–97.1])