TABLE 3.

Summary of test results with clinical samples

Sample characteristicNo. of samplesViral load range (IU/ml)No. of samples (%) detected by:
TaqMan probesDipstick assay
HIV-1 positive362.4 × 102-2.3 × 10635 (97.2)35 (97.2)
HCV positive343.0 × 102-1.6 × 10734 (100)34 (100)
HBV positive321.8 × 101-5.4 × 10831 (96.9)31 (96.9)
HIV-1/HCV/HBV negative201198 (98.5)201 (100)