Detection of adenovirus types 40 and 41 in stool specimens by immune electron microscopy.


An immune electron microscope (IEM) test was developed that allowed the direct detection of adenovirus type 40 (ad 40) or ad 41 in stools specimens. The polyclonal rabbit antisera used differentiated ad 40 and 41 from other ad serotypes but not from each other. The method was evaluated in a 13 month prospective study of stools from children with… (More)


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