Table 1.

Comparison between TaqMan and QC PCR for detection of HSV DNA in culture-positive and culture-negative genital swab specimens

No. of HSV copies/ 20 μl of specimenNo. of specimens with the following results:
Culture positive (n = 162)Culture negative (n = 173)
QC PCR TaqMan QC PCR TaqMan
 01854168
101312423
1021162444
10310383222
10431572914
1053242132
10646370
10717030
1084000