Table 1.

Variability in the frequency of pp65-positive PMN in replicates of cytospin preparations containing serial proportions of positive and negative PMN obtained by using the PV pool

Cytospin preparationNo. of pp65-positive PMN per 2 × 105 PMN for replicate:Mean ± SDCoefficient of variation
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1510490520520480504.0 ± 18.160.036
2400410408415406407.8 ± 5.490.013
3177170175185170175.4 ± 6.180.035
410010296105106101.8 ± 4.020.039
5695568645862.8 ± 6.140.097
6303129403132.2 ± 4.430.137
719171218814.8 ± 4.650.314
8425443.8 ± 1.090.288