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Specificity dependence between serological tests for diagnosing bovine brucellosis in Brucella-free farms showing false positive serological reactions due to Yersinia enterocolitica O:9

Authors
  • Raúl C. Mainar-Jaime
  • Pilar M. Muñoz
  • María J. de Miguel
  • María J. Grilló
  • Clara M. Marín
  • Ignacio Moriyón
  • José M. Blasco
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Source
PMC
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Abstract

When brucellosis false positive serological reactions happen in cattle, the serial use of pairs of specificity-correlated serological tests (rose bengal, complement fixation, competitive ELISA) results in specificities lower than expected. In this situation, highly specific tests, such as the indirect ELISA used alone, may be more adequate than serial testing.

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