TABLE 13.

Detection of herpes simplex virus DNA by real-time PCR in CSF with and without an internal control

Specimen no.No. of DNA copiesInternal control result
WithWithout
1117,300108,500Negative
15,82016,500Negative
1,9592,220Positive
239206Positive
3224Positive
1NegativePositive
24848Positive
410Positive
316Positive