Direct Antigen Detection

  • Pertti P. Arstila
  • Pekka E. Halonen


A direct detection of viral particles, antigens or nucleic acids in clinical samples is the most straightforward strategy for specific viral diagnosis. Almost always, it is also the most rapid diagnostic method. Detection of virus particles requires electron microscopy, and detection of nucleic acids is done by hybridization methods, whereas antigen detection is done by immunologic methods using specific hyperimmune sera or monoclonal antibodies.


Herpes Simplex Respiratory Syncytial Virus High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Respiratory Virus Antigen Detection 
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  • Pekka E. Halonen

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