Comparison of Ortho respiratory syncytial virus enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and HEp-2 cell culture

K. Bromberg, G. Tannis, B. Daidone, L. Clarke, M. F. Sierra

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Abstract

Two hundred seventy nasopharyngeal aspirates were tested in duplicate with the Ortho Diagnostics, Inc. (Raritan, N.J.), respiratory syncytial virus antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The test was sensitive (80 to 82%) and specific (96%) when compared with cell culture. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay detected 7 antigen-positive specimens not among the 71 specimens that were positive for respiratory syncytial virus in cell culture. A blocking test confirmed those specimens as true positives (specificity, 100%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1072
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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