Comparison of a direct antigen enzyme immunoassay, Herpchek, with cell culture for detection of herpes simplex virus from clinical specimens.

Abstract:

:Direct enzyme immunoassay (Herpchek) was compared with culture on 21,522 specimens mainly from asymptomatic women for herpes simplex virus detection. Sensitivity and specificity were 73.8 and 97.7%, respectively. The 33% detection rate by enzyme immunoassay in 5 h increased to 43% when the enzyme immunoassay was combined with culture. Herpchek alone was not sensitive enough, but in combination with culture, maximum detection was achieved.

journal_name

J Clin Microbiol

authors

Verano L,Michalski FJ

doi

10.1128/JCM.33.5.1378-1379.1995

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-05-01 00:00:00

pages

1378-9

issue

5

eissn

0095-1137

issn

1098-660X

journal_volume

33

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