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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Methods for Rapid Identification of Viruses.
Author Herrmann, J. E. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ. Medical School, Worcester.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/050; EPA-R-810803;
Stock Number PB86-167749
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Identification ; Antigens ; Microorganisms ; Fluorescent antibody techniques ; Detection ; Electron microscopy ; Radio immunoassay ; Enzyme immunoassay ; Agglutination tests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-167749 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 45p
The progress made in the last few years in methods for direct detection of viruses in clinical samples, without the need for in vitro culture, suggests that they will be applicable to at least some types of environmental samples. The methods for detecting viral antigen include: radio-immunoassay, enzyme immunoassay, agglutination tests, fluorescent antibody techniques and electron microscopic procedures. The use of probes for detecting viral nucleic acid has recently sparked considerable interest. The current status of these methods and potential means for improving them are presented in the report.