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Table 1 Positive rate of HCMV DNA in plasma and PBL by qRT-PCR and nested PCR

From: Monitoring human cytomegalovirus infection with nested PCR: comparison of positive rates in plasma and leukocytes and with quantitative PCR

Technique with material
No. of positive cases (%)
(N = 106)
  qRT-PCR with PBL
13 (12.3%)
Nested PCR with plasma
20 (18.9%a)
   Positive Negative Positive Negative
Nested PCR with PBL
37 (34.9%b, c)
Positive 13 24 18 19
  Negative 0 99 2 67
  1. aCompared to the positive rate by qRT-PCR with PBL, p = 0.016.
  2. bCompared to the positive rate by qRT-PCR with PBL, p < 0.001.
  3. cCompared to the positive rate by nested PCR with plasma, p = 0.002.