[Comparison of five commercial assays for the detection of Legionella pneumophila antigens in urine].

@article{Ory2009ComparisonOF,
  title={[Comparison of five commercial assays for the detection of Legionella pneumophila antigens in urine].},
  author={Fernando de Ory and Teodora Minguito},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={81-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Antigenuria detection is the main approach for diagnosing Legionella infections. The aim of this study was to compare 5 commercially available methods for detecting Legionella pneumophila soluble antigens in urine. METHODS Seventy-one urine samples were tested, 62 from patients with bacterial infection and 9 from patients with respiratory syncytial virus infection. All samples were assayed for the presence of L. pneumophila by immunoenzymatic (ELISA) (Binax and Bartels), and… CONTINUE READING