Table 2.

Interexperimental variability: viral load in five separate aliquots of PBMCs from a patient with MCD

DNA extractNo. of HHV-8 DNA copies per 106 cells in aliquot:CVa(%)
12345MeanSD
Undilutedb 1,209,7241,291,9961,368,8351,243,4331,343,7131,291,54066,5305.2
1:10 dilutionb 1,445,2771,421,8531,463,1551,276,0611,119,1561,345,100146,35610.9
  • a CV, coefficient of variation.

  • b Each measurement was carried out in duplicate.