Table 2.

Effects of 8-MOP dissolved in DMSO and UV irradiation time on CT value for 16S rRNA PCR-positive (E. coli and N. meningitidis) and -negative (template) controls

ControlCT value for the following UV exposure time (min):
None12345
Positive, N. meningitidis 21.7724.9027.7627.0229.7543.79
Positive, E. coli 19.2319.7720.3921.6725.3035.57
Negative23.0526.6425.3130.1535.24>45.0a
  • a A CT value of >45.0 is deemed to be negative.