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Evaluation of new transport medium for detection of herpes simplex virus by culture and direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
12
Pages
3082–3084
Identifiers
PMID: 7883909
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The transport medium Multi-Microbe Media (M4) was evaluated prospectively by culture and direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detection of herpes simplex virus from 473 specimens. In addition, 377 specimens in Bartels Viral Transport Medium were evaluated. By using culture as a "gold standard," the ELISA sensitivity was approximately 85%, while the specificities exceeded 96% for both media.

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