Evaluation of herpes simplex virus type 2 serological tests for use with dried blood spots in Kenya

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From: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(Vol. 44, Issue 2)
Publisher: American Venereal Disease Association
Document Type: Author abstract
Length: 59 words

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We evaluated 2 assays to detect antibodies to herpes simplex virus type 2 in dried blood spots prepared from blood specimens submitted to a reference laboratory in Kenya. Dried blood spots did not perform well with the Kalon herpes simplex virus type 2 assay. Focus HerpeSelect 2 was 98.8% sensitive and 98.9% specific with dried blood spots. DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000557

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