Immunoenzymatic Stainings in Diagnostic Virology

  • Monica Musiani
  • Maria Luisa Zerbini


The laboratory diagnosis of viral infections has been traditionally accomplished by the growth, isolation and identification of the infecting virus. However, it has long been realized that such isolation is a technically demanding and time-consuming technique. The need for a rapid diagnosis of viral diseases has led to the development of other techniques such as (a) serological methods, (b) the detection of virally induced antigens in cell cultures or in tissue sections suspected of harbouring the virus and (c) hybridization techniques able to detect viral DNA in infected cells using labelled probes.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bovine Leukaemia Virus Herpes Simplex Virus Infection African Swine Fever Immunoperoxidase Technique 
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