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Table 1 Qualitative results of HSV-1 isolation in HCE and Vero cells (n = 27, Cases: 17 [true positives], Controls: 10 [true negatives])

From: Comparison of an immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line with Vero cells in the isolation of Herpes simplex virus-1 for the laboratory diagnosis of Herpes simplex keratitis

Cell line True + ves True - ves Sensitivity(%) Specificity(%) PPV(%) NPV(%)
HCE + ve 10 0 58.82 100 100 58.82
HCE - ve 7 10     
Vero + ve 4 0 23.52 100 100 43.47
Vero - ve 13 10