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

Authors
  • Ogburn, J R
  • Hoffpauir, J T
  • Cole, E
  • Hood, K
  • Michael, D
  • Nguyen, T
  • Raden, S
  • Raju, B
  • Reisinger, V
  • Oefinger, P E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
32
Issue
12
Pages
3082–3084
Identifiers
PMID: 7883909
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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