Table 2.

Sensitivity of PCR in EUROHEP and VQC standard dilution panels with the 30 min at 37°C and 10 min at 80°C extractor protocols using 1-ml sample input

Panel(geq/ml)No. positivea
10 min 80°C + extractor30 min 37°C + extractor
EUROHEP
 40,000,0002/2NT
 40,0002/2NT
 4,0002/22/2
 1,2122/22/2
 4002/21/2
 1212/22/2
 401/21/2
 41/20/2
 0.40/20/2
VQC
 30,000,0002/2NT
 300,0002/2NT
 30,0002/2NT
 9,0902/2NT
 3,0002/22/2
 9092/22/2
 3002/22/2
 912/21/2
 301/20/2
 90/20/2
 30/20/2
 0.30/20/2
  • a Number positive/number tested. NT, not tested.