Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 12th, 2006
Study 1: The agar-gel-immunodiffusion test and ELISA are specific but not sensitive for the detection Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in sheep.
"Our objective was to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the agar-gel-immunodiffusion test (AGID), the ELISA, and the skin test for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) in sheep using Bayesian methods without a gold standard. Fourteen flocks (2,465 sheep) were used," scientists writing in the journal Veterinary Research report.
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