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Sex Transm Infect. 2001 Aug;77(4):232-7.

Sorting out the new HSV type specific antibody tests.

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University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA. rashle@chmc.org

Abstract

This review will delineate performance characteristics and limitations, as far as they are known, of the new glycoprotein G based, type specific HSV serologies. Several of these tests have been FDA approved in the United States for use in adults. With the departure of Gull/Meridian from the HSV serology market, it is important for clinicians to understand the sources and claims of the remaining type specific tests. Moreover, inaccurate tests using crude antigen preparations remain on the market. These tests are identified based on product insert information provided by company representatives.

PMID:
11463920
PMCID:
PMC1744343
DOI:
10.1136/sti.77.4.232
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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