shell vial assay

shell vial assay

An immunofluorescence technique for detecting early growth of viruses (e.g., CMV, HS-1, HS-2, varicella, etc.) in as little as 16 hours post-inoculation.
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Rapid detection of influenza virus by shell vial assay with monoclonal antibodies.
In vitro activities of ceftriaxone and fusidic acid against 13 isolates of Coxiella burnetii, determined using the shell vial assay.