Comparison of muscle fluid and serum for detection of antibodies against hepatitis E virus in slaughter pigs.

@article{Casas2011ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of muscle fluid and serum for detection of antibodies against hepatitis E virus in slaughter pigs.},
  author={M Isabel Casas and Sonia Pina and Bibiana Peralta and Enric Mateu and Jordi Casal and Margarita Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={179-80}
}
Muscle fluid was investigated as an alternative to serum for detecting anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibodies in slaughter pigs. Samples of serum and diaphragmatic muscle juice from 67 pigs were analysed by anti-HEV IgG ELISA. Compared to the serum ELISA, the ELISA on diaphragmatic muscle fluid had a sensitivity of 93%, a specificity of 91.7%, a κ value of 0.84 and a determination coefficient (R(2)) of 0.77; both tests had global agreement of results. Muscle fluid can be used as an alternative… CONTINUE READING