Multiplex detection of human herpesviruses from archival specimens by using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.

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@article{ef9cd7249576400c9427a56fae123bba,
title = "Multiplex detection of human herpesviruses from archival specimens by using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.",
abstract = "The human herpesviruses are involved in a variety of diseases. Large-scale evaluation of the clinical and epidemiological importance of different herpesviruses requires high-throughput methods. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a method that has a multiplex capacity enabling simultaneous detection of several viruses in a single sample. PCR-based methods for the multiplex detection of all known human herpesviruses were developed on the MALDI-TOF MS system. A variety of 882 archival samples, including bronchoalveolar lavage, conjunctival fluid, sore secretion, blister material, plasma, serum, and urine, analyzed for herpesviruses using PCR-based reference methods, were used to evaluate the MALDI-TOF MS method. The overall concordance rate between the MALDI-TOF MS method and the reference methods was 95.6% (kappa = 0.90). In summary, the MALDI-TOF MS method is well suited for large-scale detection of all known human herpesviruses in a wide variety of archival biological specimens.",
author = "Malin Sj{\"o}holm and Joakim Dillner and Joyce Carlson",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1128/JCM.01565-07",
language = "English",
volume = "46",
pages = "540--545",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Microbiology",
issn = "1098-660X",
publisher = "American Society for Microbiology",
number = "2",

}