ELISA: a potential screening procedure in epidemiological surveys of tuberculosis

Rahbman, S.F.; Vasudeva, N.D.; Ingole, D.H.; Wagnar, S.; Mauch, H.; Pathak, M.C. and Mazumdar, R.D. (1988) ELISA: a potential screening procedure in epidemiological surveys of tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (1). pp. 8-10.

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Abstract

An Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) of lgG antibodies to antigen cytosolic fraction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, was done in 75 patients of pulmonary tuberculosis and 94 controls. Except two, all the controls were correctly classified, and ten patients gave false negative results. The specificity of the test was 97.87% and sensitivity 86.66%.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ELISA, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assaty, IgG Antibodies, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Cytosolic Fraction, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Immunoglobin G, Epidemiology
Subjects:Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antibodies
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Molecular Probe Techniques
Health Occupations > Medicine > Epidemiology
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Immunologic Techniques
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
ID Code:3126
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:31 October 2008

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