Evaluation of the AMPLICOR CMV test for direct detection of cytomegalovirus in plasma specimens.

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We evaluated the AMPLICOR CMV test (PCR) for the direct detection of cytomegalovirus in plasma. Sixty-eight specimens were involved for the comparison between the AMPLICOR test and the antigenemia assay. The sensitivities, specificities, and positive and negative predictive values were 97.1, 100, 100, and 97.1%, respectively, for the AMPLICOR test and 79.4, 100, 100, and 82.9%, respectively, for the antigenemia assay.

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@article{Hiyoshi1997EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the AMPLICOR CMV test for direct detection of cytomegalovirus in plasma specimens.}, author={Motofumi Hiyoshi and Shinsei Tagawa and Takayuki Takubo and Kouji Tanaka and Toshiyuki Nakao and Y Higeno and Kikuko Tamura and Masao Shimaoka and Akihiro Fujii and Mitsuhiro Higashihata and Yukihiko Yasui and Taehoon Kim and Akira Hiraoka and Noriyuki Tatsumi}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={1997}, volume={35 10}, pages={2692-4} }