Peter R Field

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Blood specimens were collected over various periods of time from 30 abattoir workers with a clinical diagnosis of Q fever. All specimens were tested for complement-fixing antibodies and for specific immunoglobulin M (IgM) globulins to phase 1 and 2 Coxiella burnetii organisms by an immunofluorescence technique. All 22 patients with increasing levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of antibody to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in patients attending a general public antenatal clinic and three public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Sydney. BACKGROUND Highly specific tests for herpes simplex type 2 antibody, using the glycoprotein G2, have been recently introduced, allowing(More)
A commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the diagnosis of Q fever (PanBio Coxiella burnetii immunoglobulin M [IgM] ELISA, QFM-200) was compared to the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for C. burnetii IgM and the complement fixation test (CFT). The ELISA demonstrated 92% agreement with the reference method (IFAT), and(More)
A novel commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for prevaccination screening and diagnosis of Q fever (PanBio Coxiella burnetii immunoglobulin G [IgG] ELISA) was compared to the complement fixation test (CFT), and the indirect fluorescent-antibody test (IFAT) was used to resolve discrepant results between the other two tests. A(More)
Three commercial indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) (Enzygnost-Rubella, RUBELISA, and ORTHO Rubella) were evaluated for the determination of immune status by testing 1,090 serum specimens, 410 of which were from nonimmune patients. In comparison with the standard reference technique, the hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) test, the(More)
An indirect solid-phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the determination of specific IgM and IgG antibodies to echovirus type 11 in a single dilution of serum was developed using partially purified echovirus type 11 bound to microplates. Whole serum was used for IgG antibody but prior to assaying for IgM antibody interfering IgG was removed(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for specific IgM antibody to Coxiella burnetii was compared with the indirect immunofluorescence (FA) test in studies of 130 serum samples from 38 patients with Q fever. The IgM fractions obtained after rate zonal-density gradient ultracentrifugation of 37 serum samples from 12 patients were also studied in a(More)