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viral culture

A test in which a specimen–eg, throat swab, sputum, stool, CSF, urine, from a Pt is placed in live cells; various viruses–eg, adenovirus, enterovirus, herpes simplex, measles, mumps, myxovirus, paramyxovirus, rhinovirus, rubella, varicella-zoster, etc can be cultured from clinical specimens, but are not routinely performed as effective therapies are limited. See Shell vial assay.
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Viral culture is the traditional test for evaluation of patients with genital ulcers or other mucocutaneous lesions and, until recently, was the gold standard for HSV testing.
Subsequently, special immunohistochemical stains were positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) (Figure 2, panel C), and a viral culture grew HSV type 2.
In addition to broad strain reactivity, BioStar's internal studies used DNA probe technology to resolve OIA and viral culture discrepant results.
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In a Biosafety Level 3 facility, 50 gL of viral culture of the prototype virus was heat inactivated (99[degrees]C for 10 min), the heat-treated sample was serially diluted with standard viral culture medium, and 2 [micro]L of serially diluted samples was added to the LAMP assay.
Between October 20, 2004, and March 8, 2005, 1,424 respiratory specimens were submitted to our virology laboratory for viral culture.
This product, which is used by physicians in their offices, is faster and more convenient, yet as sensitive as 14-day viral culture tests.
Large hospital labs are replacing traditional DFA and viral culture with molecular testing.
Using reverse transcription-PCR, viral culture, and serologic testing for anti-H5 antibody, we identified 8 (7%) patients with influenza A (H3N2); none had H5NI.
In clinical trials, the FLU OIA test was as sensitive as 14-day viral culture based on patients testing positive by any of the aforementioned specimen types.
Comprehensive viral culture was established for all specimens negative for respiratory viruses by direct fluorescent antibody test.
Testing methods used included rapid antigen, direct immunofluorescent antibody (DFA), viral culture, and PCR.