Table 4

Comparison of results obtained by testing original buccal swab samples from 205 cases that were confirmed by virus isolation by 2 rRT-PCR methods incorporating the gene encoding either SH or N as the target

No. of doses of MMRNo. of samples positive/no. tested by MMR group (%)a
rRT-PCR-SHrRT-PCR-N
0 doses7/10 (70)9/10 (90)
1 dose15/17 (88)17/17 (100)
2 doses88/115 (76)109/115 (95)
Unknown51/63 (81)58/63 (92)
Total161/205 (79)193/205 (94)
  • a SH, short hydrophobic; N, nucleoprotein.