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Table 2 Utility of primer set MAS01S/MAS02A for direct detection of HEV71 in primary specimens.

From: Incorrect identification of recent Asian strains of Coxsackievirus A16 as human enterovirus 71: Improved primers for the specific detection of human enterovirus 71 by RT PCR

Time lag between collection and testing Number tested Positive (%) Negative (%)
1–2 months 28 27 (96.4) 1 (3.6)
3–12 months 20 6 (30.0) 14 (70.0)
>2 years 11 2 (18.2) 9 (81.8)