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

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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.

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  • Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)540-545
TidskriftJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volym46
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2008
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa