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J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Jan;35(1):302-4.

Detection of herpes simplex virus in clinical specimens by cytospin-enhanced direct immunofluorescence.

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Clinical Virology Laboratory, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, USA.

Abstract

For 275 samples tested for herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytospin-enhanced direct immunofluorescence using Chemicon HSV monoclonal antibodies identified 80 (95%) and culture identified 77 (92%) of 84 confirmed positive specimens. Cytospin-prepared slides contained a greater number of total cells than standard cell spots, resulting in fewer inadequate cell smears and a higher HSV detection rate.

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8968933
PMCID:
PMC229564
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