TABLE 1.

Comparison of results of real-time HEV RNA RT-PCR amplification from serum and from whole blood collected on filter papera

RT-PCR result for serum samples (n = 181)No. of DBS samples (n = 181) with RT-PCR result on:
Whatman paper (n = 89)Isocode Stix (n = 92)
PositiveNegativePositiveNegative
Positive316393
Negative646248
  • a Samples were collected from 181 refugees in the Goz Amer and Mornay internally displaced population camps.