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Table 4 EBV DNA load and antibody titre detection rates in the population samples (Group 5, n = 218).

From: Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye

Target Positive
n (%)
Detectable Range Spearman correlation (p)
    EBNA-1 DNA load BHRF-1 DNA load Combined EBV Targets DNA load VCA IgG
EBV EBNA-1 DNA load
(copies/ml)
24 (11.0%) 2.0 × 102 - 9.1 × 104 1.00    
EBV BHRF-1 DNA load
(copies/ml)
47 (21.6%) 2.0 × 102 - 3.3 × 104 0.63
p < 0.001
1.00   
Combined EBV targets DNA load
(mean of BHRF & EBNA loads where both
positive) (copies/ml)
49 (22.5%) 2.0 × 102 - 6.2 × 104 0.73
p < 0.001
0.97
p < 0.001
1.00  
Viral capsid antigen IgG
(titres)
209 (95.9%) 1:10 - 1:5120 0.11
p = 0.11
0.13
p = 0.05
0.14
p = 0.04
1.00
  1. Abbreviations: EBV, Epstein-barr virus; EBNA-1, Epstein-barr virus nuclear antigen-1; BHRF-1, BamHI fragment H rightward open reading frame-1; VCA, viral capsid antigen; IgG, immunoglobulin G; Pos, positive