Evaluation of the Biofire FilmArray BioThreat-E Test (v2.5) for Rapid Identification of Ebola Virus Disease in Heat-Treated Blood Samples Obtained in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.

@article{Weller2016EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Biofire FilmArray BioThreat-E Test (v2.5) for Rapid Identification of Ebola Virus Disease in Heat-Treated Blood Samples Obtained in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.},
  author={Simon A. Weller and Daniel L Bailey and Steven W Matthews and Sarah Lumley and Angela Sweed and Derren Ready and Gary J.A. Eltringham and Jade Richards and Richard Vipond and Roman A. Lukaszewski and Phillippa M Payne and Emma J. Aarons and Andrew J. H. Simpson and Emma J Hutley and Tim Brooks},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={114-9}
}
Rapid Ebola virus (EBOV) detection is crucial for appropriate patient management and care. The performance of the FilmArray BioThreat-E test (v2.5) using whole-blood samples was evaluated in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and was compared with results generated by a real-time Ebola Zaire PCR reference method. Samples were tested in diagnostic laboratories upon availability, included successive samples from individual patients, and were heat treated to facilitate EBOV inactivation prior to… CONTINUE READING
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