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Evaluation of light diagnostics SimulFluor HSV/VZV immunofluorescence assay.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10626130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, we evaluated the Light Diagnostics SimulFluor HSV/VZV Immunofluorescence (SIM) assay. A total of 167 specimens yielded 21 VZV and 55 HSV true positive test results. The sensitivity/specificity of the SIM assay for VZV and HSV were, respectively, 100/98 and 62/99. These results were comparable to the results for the predicate devices used in this study. The SIM assay offers the potential for the simultaneous, direct detection of HSV and VZV from a single slide well.
L M Scicchitano; B Shetterly; P P Bourbeau
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0732-8893     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-23     Completed Date:  2000-02-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, PennState Geisinger Medical Laboratories, Danville, PA 17822-0131, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fluorescent Antibody Technique*
Herpes Simplex / diagnosis*,  virology
Herpes Zoster / diagnosis*,  virology
Herpesvirus 3, Human / immunology*
Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
Sensitivity and Specificity
Simplexvirus / immunology*,  isolation & purification
Skin / pathology,  virology
Ultraviolet Rays
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Reagent Kits, Diagnostic

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