Comparison of immunologic and molecular assays for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal viral infections

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Abstract

The performance of immunochromatographic and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (RIDA®QUICK and RIDASCREEN®, R-Biopharm) was compared with real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction techniques for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal viral infections. The sensitivity of the immunologic methods was comparable to polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of rotavirus and astrovirus, while it was reduced for detection of norovirus and adenovirus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-111
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal viruses
  • Immunologic assays
  • Real-time RT-PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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