Human rotavirus detection by counterimmunoelectrophoresis versus enzyme immunoassay and electron microscopy after direct ultracentrifugation.

The sensitivity of the counterimmunoelectrophoresis test with NCDV, Wa, and SA-11 rotavirus antisera was 60, 60, and 67%, respectively. The counterimmunoelectrophoresis specificity was greater than 99%, but the low sensitivity is a limiting feature of this test as a first-line immunodiagnostic test for rotavirus detection.