Evaluation of a new rapid antigen test using immunochromatography for detection of human metapneumovirus in comparison with real-time PCR assay

Yoko Matsuzaki, Emi Takashita, Michiko Okamoto, Katsumi Mizuta, Tsutomu Itagaki, Fumio Katsushima, Yuriko Katsushima, Yukio Nagai, Hidekazu Nishimura

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Abstract

A new rapid human metapneumovirus (hMPV) detection kit using immunochromatography (SAS hMPV test) was compared to real-time PCR for 224 nasal swab specimens, 96.4% of which were obtained from children of <15 years of age. The overall sensitivity and specificity were 82.3% and 93.8%, respectively, suggesting that this test is useful for pediatricians to diagnose hMPV infection in a clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2981-2984
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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