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Table 2 The comparison of the sensitivity of serology tests and molecular tests

From: Fluorescence in situ hybridization is superior for monitoring Epstein Barr viral load in infectious mononucleosis patients

  Atypical Lymphocytes
(>10%)
HA test EBV-IgM EBV PCR FISH
mild IM(n = 31) 26/31(83.9%) 21/31(67.7%) 23/31(71.2%) 27/31(87.1%) 30/31(96.8%)
IM-HLH or IM-CAEBV(n = 7) 6/7 (85.7%) 5/7(71.4%) 6/7(85.7%) 7/7(100%) 7/7(100%)
Total(%) 32/38(84.2%)* 26/38(68.4%)** 29/38(76.3%)* 34/38(89.5%) 37/38(97.4%)
  1. *Compare to FISH, P < 0.05; **Compare to FISH, P < 0.01