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Enzyme immunoassay using BCG in serodiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Authors
  • Garcia-Carreño, F L
  • Carvajal, R E
  • Hernandez, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of hygiene
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1986
Volume
97
Issue
3
Pages
483–487
Identifiers
PMID: 3098836
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Amounts of Mycobacterium tuberculosis antibodies were determined in sera from patients with either active or inactive tuberculosis and in healthy subjects by an immunoenzymatic assay in which whole BCG cells attached covalently to polystyrene disks were used as antigen. Statistically significant differences (P less than 0.005) were found both between the active and inactive tuberculosis groups and between the active group and healthy controls. No significant differences were found between the inactive group and controls. Since this procedure is efficient (91%) and can be used in areas which lack laboratory equipment, it appears promising for individual serodiagnosis and for epidemiological surveys.

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