A concordance study of the Altona RealStar Varicella-Zoster virus real-time quantitative PCR and in-house conventional qualitative PCR.

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This study compared the Altona RealStar™ VZV Kit 1.0 real time quantitative VZV PCR with in-house qualitative conventional VZV PCR on cerebrospinal fluid, mucocutaneous, and other uncommon clinical specimens. Overall, positive and negative agreement percentages were respectively 97.9% (95%CI: 93.8-99.6), 100.0% (95%CI: 93.1-100.0), and 96.3% (95%CI: 89.4-99… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jmv.24957

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