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Evaluation of a commercial PCR kit for diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection of the central nervous system

A Weinberg, D Spiers, G Y Cai, C M Long, R Sun, V Tevere
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 1998, 36 (11): 3382-4
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We evaluated the AMPLICOR cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR kit for the diagnosis of neurologic CMV infections on 43 positive and 112 negative archived cerebrospinal fluid specimens originally tested by an in-house PCR method. The AMPLICOR kit showed sensitivity and specificity of 95 and 100%, respectively, versus the home-grown assay, indicating its utility in this clinical setting.

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