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Table 2 Cycle threshold (CT) value in the paired samples positive after both pediatrician and parental collection.

From: Collection by trained pediatricians or parents of mid-turbinate nasal flocked swabs for the detection of influenza viruses in childhood

Virus CT value
  Pediatrician collection Parental collection
Influenza A (n = 5) 29.77 ± 5.45 29.17 ± 4.68
Influenza B (n = 20) 28.59 ± 3.82 29.43 ± 4.27
  1. Mean values ± standard deviation (SD). No significant difference between the two methods of collection.