Archives of Virology

, Volume 163, Issue 9, pp 2459–2463 | Cite as

Development and evaluation of a rapid recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the detection of human enterovirus 71

  • Dan Yin
  • Yanan Zhu
  • Kaifeng Wang
  • Jing Wang
  • Xiru Zhang
  • Min Han
  • Yaqing He
  • Qing Chen
  • Guifang Hu
Brief Report


Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of the most common pathogens of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). A rapid reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification (RT-RPA) assay was established to detect EV71 subgenotype C4 (EV71-C4). The 95% detection limit of the RT-RPA was 3.767 log10 genomic copies (LGC)/reaction. The specificity was 100%. In a clinical sample evaluation, this approach demonstrated sufficient clinical performance when compared with a commercial RT-qPCR diagnostic kit. Thus, the RT-RPA assay may be a promising alternative for the detection of EV71-C4.



This study was supported by the Guangdong Province Public Welfare Research and Capacity Building Project (Grant number: 2014B020212007) and the Guangzhou Science and Technology Project (Grant number: 201508020018).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Yin
    • 1
  • Yanan Zhu
    • 1
  • Kaifeng Wang
    • 2
  • Jing Wang
    • 1
  • Xiru Zhang
    • 1
  • Min Han
    • 1
  • Yaqing He
    • 3
  • Qing Chen
    • 1
  • Guifang Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, School of Public HealthSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Infectious Diseases, Nanfang HospitalSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and PreventionShenzhenChina

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