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Table 5 Comparison of the performance of multiplex PCR and virus isolation for 148 clinical specimens

From: Development and evaluation of a TaqMan MGB RT-PCR assay for detection of H5 and N8 subtype influenza virus

Positive results Virus isolation Multiplex RRT-PCR
H5Nxa 6/148 6/148
HxN8b 8/148 8/148
H5N8 12/148 12/148
Total 26/148 26/148
  1. aH5 subtype AIVs except H5N8 AIVs
  2. bN8 subtype AIVs except H5N8 AIVs