Table 4.

Comparison of MAb serotyping EIA and RT-PCR for determination of G9 type in stool extracts containing human rotaviruses

G genotype determined by RT-PCRNo. of strains with the following G serotype determined by MAb EIA:Total
99+43Nontypeablea
923101640
9+100011
9+210001
300101
Nonreactiveb 00044
Not tested10023
Total25112350
  • a Only 12 (63%) of the stools containing rotavirus typeable or not tested by RT-PCR and not typeable by EIA (n = 19) contained VP7 antigen detectable with MAb 60, whereas all stools that contained viral antigen typeable by EIA also reacted with MAb 60.

  • b See footnote b of Table 3.