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Evaluation of a novel commercial rapid test for dengue diagnosis based on specific IgA detection.
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PMID:  22248735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The performance of the novel commercial test ASSURE® Dengue IgA Rapid test (MP Diagnostics) was evaluated using a panel of 172 sera collected from dengue patients and 47 sera from healthy blood donors. The overall specificity and sensitivity were 61.0% and 85.1%, respectively. However, the positivity rate for IgA went from 33.3% for sera collected the same day of fever onset to 81.2% for sera collected 5 days after fever onset. Infections with serotype 2 viruses were detected more efficiently than those with serotype 1 viruses, and no sera from infections with serotypes 3 and 4 were available. In addition, the kit was twice more efficient at detecting secondary infections than at detecting primary infections. Finally, the ASSURE® test showed good repeatability and reproducibility. The results of this study suggest that the ASSURE® Dengue IgA Rapid test may become a useful and easy-to-use test for early dengue diagnosis.
Sergio Isaac de la Cruz Hernández; Silvia González Mateos; Hilario Flores Aguilar; Irma López Martinez; Celia Alpuche Aranda; Juan E Ludert; Rosa María Del Angel
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1879-0070     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Departamento de Virología, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico D.F., Mexico; Departamento de Infectómica y Patogénesis Molecular, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico D.F., Mexico.
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