TABLE 4.

Detection of HBV, HCV, and HIV-1 amplicons derived from 19 pools of 10 plasma samples with TaqMan probes and with the triplex dipstick

Sample pool no.Result for detection of amplicons derived from the following viruses witha:
TaqMan probesDipstick assay
HBVHCVHIV-1HBVHCVHIV-1
59++
67++
68++
136++
137
138++
143+/−
146+/−
154++
157
158++++
161++++
177++
178
179++
180++
181++
182++
187++
  • a +, positive signal in both duplicates in two independent experiments; −, negative signal in both duplicates in two independent experiments; +/−, one replicate negative and one positive in at least one of two independent experiments.