Journal Article

Comparison of the Rapid Methods for Screening of Group A Rotavirus in Stool Samples

Pattara Khamrin, Dinh Nguyen Tran, Wisoot Chan-it, Aksara Thongprachum, Shoko Okitsu, Niwat Maneekarn and Hiroshi Ushijima

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 57, issue 5, pages 375-377
Published in print October 2011 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online October 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmq101
Comparison of the Rapid Methods for Screening of Group A Rotavirus in Stool Samples

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In this study, the sensitivity and specificity of three immunochromatography (IC) test kits for rapid detection of group A rotavirus were compared and evaluated with stool samples collected from children, who suffered from acute gastroenteritis during February to June, 2009 in Japan. A total of 86 stool samples were tested and compared with a reference RT-PCR method. The sensitivity among IP-Rota V, Dipstick Eiken ROTA and ROTA-ADENO test kits were 97.2, 95.8 and 88.7%, while the specificity were 100, 93.3 and 100%, respectively. It was demonstrated that the IC kits evaluated in this study could be used as an alternative method for the rapid screening of group A rotavirus in fecal specimens, especially during acute gastroenteritis outbreak season.

Keywords: rotavirus; diarrhea; gastroenteritis; immunochromatography; Japan

Journal Article.  1416 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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