Table 2.

Diagnostic performance of EBV-DNA quantification in peripheral blood compartments predicting EBER status

Whole BloodPlasmaMNC fraction
(n = 43)(n = 56)(n = 55)
Sensitivity79% (66%–91%)65% (52%–77%)39% (26%–52%)
Specificity79% (67%–91%)90% (82%–98%)87% (78%–95%)
Positive predictive Value65% (50%–79%)73% (62%–85%)58% (45%–71%)
Negative predictive Value89% (79%–98%)85% (76%–95%)74% (63%–86%)

Abbreviation: MNC, mononucleocytes.