Comparison of fluorescence polarization assay with card and complement fixation tests for the diagnosis of goat brucellosis in a high-prevalence area.

@article{RamrezPfeiffer2006ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of fluorescence polarization assay with card and complement fixation tests for the diagnosis of goat brucellosis in a high-prevalence area.},
  author={Carlos Ram{\'i}rez-Pfeiffer and Klaus Nielsen and F Mar{\'i}n-Ricalde and Cristina Rodr{\'i}guez-Padilla and Ricardo G{\'o}mez-Flores},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={110 1-2},
  pages={121-7}
}
An evaluation of fluorescence polarization assay (FPA) to detect antibodies against Brucella melitensis according to the Mexican Official Norm (NOM) was performed. In this study, a total of 2582 goat serum samples from a high-prevalence area in northeast Mexico where vaccination is applied, were used. Of these, 1094 were classified as NOM negatives (card test (CT) negatives or CT positives/complement fixation test (CFT) negatives) and 1488 as NOM positives (CT and CFT positives). The receiver… CONTINUE READING