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Table 2 Sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of nested PCR with plasma and qRT-PCR with PBL

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

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