Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 29th, 1995
Serology for the diagnosis of TB has a long record in TB literature and has been widely studied. The ELISA technique has the advantage of being a semi-automated procedure with the capacity to analyze multiple samples and the equipment needed is now available in many hospitals in developing countries.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis-complex-specific antigens have been applied reaching a high degree of specificity although rarely competing with that of microscopy. One of the most promising antigens is the 38...
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