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Evaluation of a modified complement fixation test and an indirect hemagglutination test for the serodiagnosis of melioidosis in pigs

Thomas, A.D. and Spinks, G.A. and D'Arcy, T.L. and Hoffmann, D. (1990) Evaluation of a modified complement fixation test and an indirect hemagglutination test for the serodiagnosis of melioidosis in pigs. Journal of Clinical Microbiology., 28 (8). pp. 1874-1875.

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Abstract

A complement fixation test modified by the addition of porcine serum and an indirect haemagglutination test were used to detect antibodies to Pseudomonas pseudomallei in pigs. These tests together with cultural examinations were carried out with 250 pigs.
The sensitivity and specificity values were 79.3 and 99.5% and 82.8 and 93.2% for the modified complement fixation and haemagglutination tests, respectively. When results from the combination of both tests were considered, the values were 86.2 and 92.8%, respectively.

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Keywords:Complement fixation tests; Haemagglutination tests; Laboratory diagnosis; Bacterial diseases; Pigs; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Pseudomonas pseudomallei; Berkholderia; Australia.
Subjects:Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals
Deposited On:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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