Use of commercial enzyme immunoassays to detect antibodies to the herpes simplex virus type 2 glycoprotein g in a low-risk population in Hanoi, Vietnam

Thoai D. Ngo, Oliver Laeyendecker, Hanh La, Wayne Hogrefe, Rhoda Ashley Morrow, Thomas C. Quinn

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Abstract

Sera from 1,238 Vietnamese women in Hanoi were tested for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-2 prevalence was 2.0%. The Kalon and Biokit assays showed significantly higher concordance to Western blotting data than did the Focus assay (P < 0.01). Screening by Focus and then retesting with Kalon/Biokit of positive samples can reduce falsely positive results significantly (P < 0.01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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