Comparison of SeroMP IgA with four other commercial assays for serodiagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.

@article{WatkinsRiedel2001ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of SeroMP IgA with four other commercial assays for serodiagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.},
  author={Thomas Watkins-Riedel and Gerold Stanek and Florian Daxb{\"o}ck},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 1-2},
  pages={21-5}
}
Acute phase serum samples from 23 patients with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia were examined for specific antibodies with microparticle agglutination (MAG)-assay, complement fixation (CF)-test, IgM-specific ELISA, and Immunocard-based IgM-EIA. A novel 3-h IgA-ELISA (SeroMP-IgA) was tested to assess its diagnostic value. For MAG, CF, IgM-ELISA, card-based IgM-EIA, and IgA-ELISA positive results were obtained in 87%, 87%, 91%, 87%, and 100%, respectively. Overall concordance was 78%. Specificity… CONTINUE READING