Table 3.

Sensitivities of different pools of HCMV pp65-specific monoclonal antibodies with formalin plus NP-40 as fixative (prior to storage at −80°C) and IFA as immunostaining technique

Monoclonal antibody pool (no. of monoclonal antibodies)aMedian no. of pp65-positive PMN (range)P valuebMedian no. (%) of pp65-positive PMN with degree of stainingP valuec
WeakModerateStrong
PV pool (3)205.5 (160–240)51.5 (25)130.5 (64)23.5 (11)
Argene (2)169 (140–210)0.004164 (38)87.5 (52)17.5 (10)0.022
0.00470.046
Biotest (2)138 (117–153)<0.00001NSd 58.5 (43)75 (54)4.5 (3)0.0003NS
NSNS
Chemicon (2)152.5 (110–179)0.000857.5 (38)83 (54)12 (8)0.034
  • a For each pool, data for 10 replicates are shown.

  • b t test.

  • c Pearson chi-square.

  • d NS, not significant.