Table 3.

Summary of HCMV culture, NucliSens pp67 assay, and glycoprotein B DNA PCR results by disease groupa

Disease group (classification)Total no. of CSF samplesNo. of samples tested by:
Culturepp67 assayDNA PCR
PosNegPosNegPosNeg
A (control)7NDND0707
B (non-CMV CNS disease)39025039633
C (R/O neural CMV disease)21219912138
D (nonneural CMV disease)9090909
E (confirmed neural CMV disease)1321194130
  • a R/O, rule out; Pos, positive; Neg, negative; ND, not done. For group B, only 25 samples were tested by culture.