2015 Poster - "Enteric virus screening: Multiplex RT-PCR and rapid immunochromatographic test evaluations using FTD Gastroenteritis assay" (pdf, 1MB)
Summary: This study Screened for NV GI and GII, SV, AstV, AdV and
RV in 400 samples from adults and children at Torbay Hospital. using a Fast Track Diagnostics Gastroenteritis kit. The results found a high percentage of unrecognised viruses in samples entering the laboratory using previous testing protocols. Missing these leads to inappropriate patient treatments and is detrimental to infection
control. ICT tests vary greatly in accuracy, but are rapid and relatively inexpensive. Multiplex PCR remains the definitive solution
for providing hospitals with a highly sensitive and efficient method for patient diagnosis, management and infection control.
Kit used: FTD Viral gastroenteritis