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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009


Coordinated Implementation of Chikungunya Virus Reverse Transcription–PCR

Marcus Panning, Remi N. Charrel, Oliver D. Mantke, Olfert Landt, Matthias Niedrig, and Sung Sup ParkComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (M. Panning); Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (R.N. Charrel); Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (O.D. Mantke, M. Niedrig); TIB MOLBIOL, Berlin (O. Landt); University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (C. Drosten)

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Table 1

Positive samples in external quality assessment panel for detection of CHIKV by reverse transcription–PCR*

Sample code Origin of strain Virus RNA concentration, copies/mL Laboratories with positive detection, %
CHIK #2 Réunion Island 10,487,171 100
CHIK #9 Réunion Island 745,257 77.4
CHIK #4 Réunion Island 86,197 83.9
CHIK #12 Réunion Island 7,040 48.4
CHIK #5 Réunion Island 1,076 22.6
CHIK #6 India 918,259 96.8
CHIK #10 Seychelles 526,268 87.1
CHIK #1 Mauritius 564,192 83.9
CHIK #11 East Africa 1,131,422 87.1

*CHIKV, chikungunya virus.

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