||Antigen Detection in the Diagnosis of Norwalk Virus Gastroenteritis.
Herrmann, J. E. ;
Kent, G. P. ;
Nowak, N. A. ;
Brondum, J. ;
Blacklow, N. R. ;
||Massachusetts Univ. Medical School, Worcester. ;Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA. ;Rhode Island Dept. of Health, Providence.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Army Medical Research and Development Command, Fort Detrick, MD.
||DAMD17-86-C-6196, EPA-R-812550; EPA/600/J-86/248;
Potable water ;
Infectious diseases ;
Medical research ;
Norwalk agent ;
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A study was undertaken to assess the suitability of monoclonal-based enzyme immunoassays for diagnosing Norwalk virus associated gastroenteritis outbreaks. The assay system was found sufficiently sensitive to use alone for outbreak diagnosis without aid of radio-immunoassays. In addition the enzyme immunoassay test permits diagnosis within 1 day after specimen receipt, rather than the 4 to 6 weeks required for collecting convalescent sera. (Copyright (c) 1986 by the University of Chicago.)