Title

Evaluation of xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel FAST and xTAG Human Parainfluenza Virus Analyte-Specific Reagents for detection of human parainfluenza viruses in respiratory specimens

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.11.005; PMCID: PMC7172276

Abstract

The multiplex xTAG ® Respiratory Viral Panel FAST (RVP FAST) research-use-only assay and xTAG ® Human Parainfluenza Virus Analyte-Specific Reagent (HPIV-ASR) assay were evaluated with 99 culture-confirmed human parainfluenza virus (HPIV)-positive and -negative specimens and found to have analytical sensitivities of 95.2% and 100% and specificities of 98.3% and 96.6%, respectively. Since the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) version of the RVP FAST assay does not include HPIVs, the HPIV-ASR assay can be tested in parallel with RVP FAST-IVD for optimal detection of HPIVs. © 2012 Elsevier Inc..

Journal Title

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Volume

72

Issue

3

First Page

278

Last Page

281

Keywords

Analyte-specific reagents, Human parainfluenza viruses, Respiratory viruses, XTAG Human Parainfluenza Virus ASR, XTAG RVP FAST

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