Evaluation of two commercial enzyme immunoassays for the detection of norovirus in faecal samples from hospitalised children with sporadic acute gastroenteritis.

@article{Cal2007EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of two commercial enzyme immunoassays for the detection of norovirus in faecal samples from hospitalised children with sporadic acute gastroenteritis.},
  author={Isabel Wilhelmi de Cal and Ana Revilla and Jose M. Del Alamo and Enid Rom{\'a}n and Silvia Moreno and Alicia S{\'a}nchez-Fauquier},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={341-3}
}
Two commercially available enzyme immunoassays (EIAs), IDEIA and Ridascreen, for norovirus antigen detection were evaluated with 117 faecal samples from hospitalised children with acute gastroenteritis. Eighteen of 39 samples positive by RT-PCR were characterised by sequence analysis, and 17 of these were related to norovirus genogroup II. When compared with RT-PCR, the sensitivity and specificity values were 76.9% and 85.9%, respectively, for the IDEIA assay, and 59.0% and 73.1%, respectively… CONTINUE READING

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