Comparison of a transplant multiplex viral panel on the ICEPlex system with real-time PCR for detection of cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and BK virus in clinical specimens

Reeti Khare, Mark J. Espy, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Matthew J. Binnicker

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We compared a multiplex viral transplant panel on the ICEPlex system to real-time PCR for the detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and BK virus (BKV). The sensitivities of the ICEPlex were 83.3%, 95.5%, and 65.5% for the detection of CMV, EBV, and BKV, respectively. Interestingly, the multiplex assay detected dual infections in 16/280 (5.7%) samples tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1711-1713
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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