Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 20th, 1999
The new serological assay (DETECT-TB, BioChem ImmunoSystems), uses three recombinant proteins and two synthetic peptides for the detection of the anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis IgG. The test was evaluated by M. Amicosante and colleagues from Italy's University of Modena.
The researchers used a panel of serum specimens collected from 100 tuberculosis (TB) patients and 270 controls, in comparison with a homemade ELISA test using purified protein derivative (PPD) as antigen ("Sensitivity and Specificity of a Multi-Antigen ELISA Test for the Serological Diagnosis of...
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