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Table 5 Multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA detection limit Zika-Virusa

From: Multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA panel for detecting mosquito-borne pathogens: Plasmodium sp. preserved and eluted from dried blood spots on sample cards

Virus RNA copies/ml 1 × 106 1 × 105 1 × 104 1 × 103 1 × 102 1 × 101 1 × 100
ELISAb (OD405) 1.45 ± 0.05 1.55 ± 0.19 1.06 ± 0.17 0.41 ± 0.11 0.17 ± 0.13 0.09 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.03
  1. aThe MR766 strain of ZIKV (1 × 107 viral RNA copies/ml) was serially diluted 1:10 and multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA was conducted to determine the limits of detection
  2. bValues are the means ± SEM calculated from 3 determinations. OD readings ≥ 4-times the negative control (0.1 OD405) were judged positive [27]. Values 2- to 4-times the negative control were considered borderline
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