A laboratory-based evaluation of the BioStar Optical ImmunoAssay point-of-care test for diagnosing Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.

@article{Samarawickrama2011ALE,
  title={A laboratory-based evaluation of the BioStar Optical ImmunoAssay point-of-care test for diagnosing Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.},
  author={Amanda Samarawickrama and Sarah B. Alexander and Catherine A. Ison},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 Pt 12},
  pages={
          1779-81
        }
}
The development of gonococcal point-of-care tests (POCTs) has been challenging due to the relatively monomorphic nature of the Neisseria genus. The BioStar Optical ImmunoAssay (OIA) POCT for diagnosing Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection detects a specific epitope on the L7/L12 ribosomal protein, which reduces cross-reactivity with other neisseriae, and produces a highly specific test. A laboratory-based evaluation of this POCT was performed to determine its analytical sensitivity and specificity… CONTINUE READING
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