Table 1.

First European Union Concerted Action HSV Proficiency Panel

Vial no.VirusNo. of HSV GE/mlNo. of positive results/no. of testsa
1None0/7
2HSV-12 × 104–5 × 1047/7
3HSV-22 × 103–5 × 1031/7
4HSV-12 × 102–5 × 1023/7
5HSV-12 × 105–5 × 1057/7
6HSV-22 × 106–5 × 1067/7
7HSV-12 × 103–5 × 1037/7
8None0/7
9HSV-22 × 105–5 × 1056/7
10HSV-22 × 104–5 × 1046/7
11VZV0/7
12HSV-10.7 × 103–1.7 × 1035/7
  • a Panel tested by six reference laboratories using a total of seven different molecular methods before distribution.