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Table 2 Comparison of 123 specimens from suspicious HFMD patients were analyzed by RT-LAMP and PCR fluorescence probing assay

From: Development and evaluation of reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of enterovirus 71

Specimen type Number of samples RT-LAMP PCR fluorescence probing
   *Positive (%) #Negative (%) Positive (%) Negative (%)
Pharyngeal swabs 93 41 (44.1) 52 (55.9) 39 (41.9) 54 (58.1)
Vesicular fluids 20 12 (60.0) 8 (40.0) 12 (60.0) 8 (40.0)
Fecal samples 10 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0)
Total 123 58 (47.2) 65 (52.8) 56 (45.5) 67 (54.4)
  1. *Positive: EV71 positive samples; #Negative: EV71 negative samples.