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Table 1 Analytical sensitivity and precision comparisons of the manual and automated methods.

From: Automated extraction protocol for quantification of SARS-Coronavirus RNA in serum: an evaluation study

  Sensitivity comparison Precision comparison
SARS-CoV RNA Concentration (copies/mL) 10 102 103 103 105
     mean S.D. CV (%) mean S.D. CV (%)
Automated 1/10a 7/10 10/10 349 268 76.9 35052 17892 51
Manual 4/10 9/10 10/10 1539 697 45.3 83591 39606 47.4
  1. anumber of replicates with positive detection of SARS-CoV RNA.
  2. S.D. denotes standard deviation and CV denotes coefficient of variation.