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Table 3 Diagnostic performance of quadruplex ddPCR and qPCR/RT-qPCR in detecting clinical CSF samples

From: Development of a multiplex droplet digital PCR assay for detection of enterovirus, parechovirus, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 simultaneously for diagnosis of viral CNS infections

Virus No. of specimens by quadruplex ddPCR Versus qPCR/RT-qPCR Detection rate (%)
+/+a −/−b
EV 15 82 15.46
HPeV 3 94 3.09
HSV1 2 95 2.06
HSV2 0 97 0
  1. aPositive in two assays
  2. bNegative in two assays