Title

Evaluation of a Rapid Latex Slide Agglutination Test for Herpes Simplex Virus as a Specimen Screen and Culture Identification Method.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1987

Abstract

A total of 449 clinical specimens and 199 culture fluids were tested using the Virogen Herpes Slide Test (Wampole Laboratories, Div. Carter-Wallace, Inc., Cranbury, N.J.), a rapid latex agglutination procedure. The results were compared with those obtained with isolation of herpes simplex virus in cell culture followed by identification using immunoperoxidase or fluorescent reagents. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the direct test were 49.7, 93.4, 96.0, and 37.1%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of the latex agglutination test for culture confirmation were 75.9 and 100%, respectively.

Volume

25

Issue

5

First Page

936

Last Page

937

ISSN

0095-1137

Disciplines

Medical Pathology | Pathology

PubMedID

3034967

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article