TABLE 3

Equivalent levels of XMRV sequences and anti-XMRV antibodies in CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) patients and matched controls

Lab siteAnalysisSampleCFS/ME cases (n = 147)Controls (n = 146)
Total
studied
No. positive
(%)
Total
studied
No. positive
(%)
CDCRT-PCRPlasma1470 (0.0)1460 (0.0)
FDART-PCRPlasma121a0 (0.0)110a0 (0.0)
PCRPBMC121a0 (0.0)111a0 (0.0)
Mikovits, Ruscetti, and HansonPCR of cultured PBMCPBMC117b0 (0.0)126b0 (0.0)
Mikovits and RuscettiSerologyPlasma1479 (6.1)1469 (6.2)
  • a Numbers represent all samples available for analysis at that site.

  • b Fifty samples (30 cases; 20 controls) were unable to be assayed because at least one of two aliquots from each set of subject PBMC did not grow in tissue culture.