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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|State||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)