alexa Common use of inaccurate antibody assays to identify infection status with herpes simplex virus type 2.


Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion

Author(s): Morrow RA, Brown ZA

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Abstract In recent proficiency testing of herpes simplex virus type-specific serologic evidence by the College of American Pathologists, commercially available herpes simplex virus antibody assays that were not glycoprotein-G based demonstrated high false-positive rates (14\%-88\%) for herpes simplex virus type-2 antibodies in sera that were positive for herpes simplex virus type-1 antibodies but negative for herpes simplex virus type-2 antibodies. Herpes simplex virus serologic testing should be performed with only glycoprotein-G-based tests. This article was published in Am J Obstet Gynecol and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion

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