Table 1.

HSV-2 EIA discrepant results

Assay resultDiscrepancy classificationbNo. of specimens with discrepancy resultsComment
MRLMeridianResolveda
++MRL FN2
++Meridian FN16
+MRL FP7
+MRL FP8Very weak gG2 on blot
+MRL FP4No common antigen
EQcMRL FP1No common antigen
+Meridian FP7
EQMeridian FP1
  • a Result resolved by immunoblot assay.

  • b FN, false negative; FP, false positive.

  • c EQ, equivocal result.