Table 3.

Comparison of bDNA and RT-PCR for quantitating six different subtypes of HIV-1 in plasma

Sample no.SubtypebDNA copies/mlRT-PCR copies/mlRT-PCR/bDNA assay value ratio
1A71,8501,4460.02
2A60,1058180.01
3B49,115112,3982.29
4C102,660225,0932.19
5C98,610358,2643.63
6D36,530107,5592.94
7D35,575121,3713.41
8E56,64534,9630.62
9E59,12046,3810.78
10F104,42592,5460.89
11F90,6809,1980.10