Has anyone out there had this problem?
Recent viral isolate (from an eye swab from patient with ? 'VZV
opthalmicis', in human embryonic lung fibroblast cells could not be
identified with our routine DFA test (Syva Microtrak #8H494UL.3E,
HSV1/HSV2 direct specimen identification/typing test. Looked
'kind-of-like' herpes CPE but on repassaging it could not be ID'ed!
So we tested the isolate with the Baxter Diagnostics reagents #B1029-44
and with this reagent it 'is' HSV type 1, repeatedly!!
Has any other laboratory encountered a similar 'problem' with respect to
Syva, Bartels and herpes simplex isolates?
Thanks for any help
Senior Hospital Scientist
Prince of Wales Hospital
High St Randwick 2031
Voice: 61 2 3829102
Fax: 61 2 398 4275
Email: I.Carter at unsw.edu.au