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Table 3 Viral screening of EBCs and NS

From: Exhaled breath condensate sampling is not a new method for detection of respiratory viruses

Patient EBC NS Viral load in NS RNA copies per ml (Mean Ct ± SD) Days of illness at time of collection
1 RV - ND 1
2 RV - ND 1
3 RV - ND 1
6 RV - ND 2
47 RV - ND 2
71 RV RV 8.8 × 104
(33.22 ± 0.34)
2
72 N HRSV-B & RV 8.0 × 104
(40.74*)
1.8 × 105
(31.96 ± 0.06)
5
73 N RV 3.8 × 105
(30.86 ± 0.73)
4
74 N RV 1.5 × 106
(28.67 ± 0.29)
2
75 N RV ND 4
76 N RV ND 6
79 N InfA (H1N1)   1
80 N RV 7.9 × 105
(29.66 ± 0.23)
1
81 InfB RV ND 14
83 N InfA(H1N1)   2
87 N RV ND 1
89 N RV 2.0 × 107
(25.81 ± 0.11)
2
95 N RV 4.0 × 106
(28.53 ± 0.12)
2
96 N RV 6.0 × 106
(27.74 ± 0.82)
2
101 N HRSV-B 6.8 × 107
(29.18 ± 0.12)
3
  1. RV = Rhinovirus, RSV-B = Respiratory Syncytial Virus B, InfA = Influenza A, InfB = Influenza B, N = Negative, - = No sample available, ND = viral load could not be determined.
  2. SD = standard deviation * single detection