The transport medium Multi-Microbe Media (M4) was evaluated prospectively by culture and direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detection of herpes simplex virus from 473 specimens. In addition, 377 specimens in Bartels Viral Transport Medium were evaluated. By using culture as a 'gold standard,' the ELISA sensitivity was approximately 85%, while the specificities exceeded 96% for both media.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)