We evaluated the DiaSorin DNA enzyme immunoassay (DEIA) kit for detection of enteroviral reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) products amplified from cerebrospinal fluid. By use of an optical density of 0.05 as the absorbance cutoff, 35% of 198 specimens were PCR positive, whereas 16% were culture positive. DEIA was rapid and sensitive and can help implement enterovirus RT-PCR in clinical laboratories.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|