TABLE 2.

Median number of HCMV p72-positive cells following inoculation of the same clinical samples onto the two cell substrates

HCMV-positive sampleMedian no. of p72-positive cells (range)No. of samples
HUVECHELF
Buffy coat
    Positive in both cell types2 (1–58)4 (1–175)13
    Positive in only one cell type1 (1–2)3 (1–7)13
Urine
    Positive in both cell types2 (1–39)8 × 104 (4.5 × 103−1 × 105)7
    Positive in HELF only05 × 103 (1.9 × 102−1 × 104)4
Throat wash01 × 103 (67–3 × 103)3
Amniotic fluid01 × 105 (8 × 104−1.2 × 105)2
Urine fractions
    Sediment cell pellet21 × 1041
    Supernatant71 × 1051