Direct detection of Epstein-Barr viral antigen in nasopharyngeal swabs from patients with infectious mononucleosis.

@article{Bills1996DirectDO,
  title={Direct detection of Epstein-Barr viral antigen in nasopharyngeal swabs from patients with infectious mononucleosis.},
  author={N D Bills and Steven H. Hinrichs and John W. I. Morse},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={3 8},
  pages={776-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether direct immunologic detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) early antigen diffuse component (EA-D) from nasopharyngeal swabs is a feasible approach to the development of a rapid diagnostic test for infectious mononucleosis (IM). METHODS Nasopharyngeal swabs from 20 patients presenting with a presumptive diagnosis of IM (having… CONTINUE READING