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Table 1 Comparison of virus isolation with real-time RT-PCR in hMPV detection

From: Comparison of virus isolation using the Vero E6 cell line with real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of human metapneumovirus

Days of specimen collection after onset of illness No. of specimens No. of specimens with the following resultsa: Sensitivity Specificity
   P+,C+ P+,C- P-,C+ P-,C- (%) (%)
1 48 13 2 0 33 86.7 100
2 77 16 5 0 56 76.2 100
3 38 7 1 0 30 87.5 100
4 25 3 3 1 18 50 94.7
> 4 36 3 9 0 24 25 100
1-7 224 42 20 1 161 67.7 99.4
  1. aAbbreviations; P, real-time RT-PCR; C, cell culture