Table 2

Comparison of the sensitivity of SV and TC (n = 24)

Technique (SV, TC)

No. of specimens positive for HSV-1 (%)


HSV-1 isolated by either or both techniques

24(100)

HSV-1 isolated by SV

20(83.3)

HSV-1 isolated by TC

20(83.3)

HSV-1 isolated by SV and TC

16(66.6)

HSV-1 isolated by SV only

4(16.6)

HSV-1 isolated by TC only

4(16.6)


Athmanathan et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2002 2:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-2-1

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