TABLE 4.

Amplification of RT region of the HIV-1 pol gene after RNA extraction of plasmas and DPS obtained from 20 patients

Viral load in plasma (log10 copies/ml)RT region amplificationa
PlasmaDPS extracted by QIAamp viral RNA mini kit (Qiagen)DPS extracted by Abbott sample preparation systemDPS extracted by Nuclisens manual extraction kit (bioMérieux)
3.14 + +
3.19 + + +
3.42
3.56 + +
3.59 + +
3.70 + +
3.88 + + +
4.00 + +
4.07 + + +
4.08 + + +
4.10 + + +
4.23 + + +
4.59 + + +
4.65 + + +
4.65 + + +
4.86 + + +
5.08 + + +
5.78 + + +
5.79 + + +
6.03 + + +
  • a +, amplification; −, no amplification.