Screening adenoviruses in stool samples: Evaluation of a genus-specific monoclonal antibody based enzyme immunoassay

K. Bányai, Zsanett Máté, Éva Ádám, Mária Új, I. Nász, G. Szucs

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Abstract

To screen fecal samples for adenovirus antigens a genus-specific monoclonal antibody based enzyme immunoassay was developed. In a comparative analysis with commercial latex agglutination test, high sensitivity was demonstrated. The assay did not detect other viruses usually found in faeces suggesting its specificity. One hundred and eighty stool samples collected in Baranya County were tested and 13 (7.2%) of them showed reactivity. The application of our immunoassay combined with other, more sophisticated methods may help us to determine the serotype specificity of these adenovirus isolates and assess the importance of adenoviruses in viral gastroenteritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalActa microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Enzyme immunoassay
  • Gastroenteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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