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. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1993;37:491-4.
Other rapid assessment tests are pp65 antigen test in immunocompromised hosts and shell vial assay for neonatal infection within 3 weeks of birth.