TABLE 1.

Efficiency of HUVEC and HELF cultures for HCMV rapid recovery from 180 clinical samples

Clinical sampleNo. of samples testedTotal no. of positive samplesNo. (%) of samples positive on both HELF and HUVECNo. (%) of samples positive on HELF onlyNo. (%) of samples positive on HUVEC only
Buffy coat1502613 (50)7 (27)6 (23)
Urine21117 (64)4 (36)0
Throat wash6303 (100)0
Amniotic fluid3202 (100)0
Total1804220 (48)16 (38)6 (14)