Development and evaluation of a rapid dipstick assay for serodiagnosis of acute human brucellosis.

@article{Smits1999DevelopmentAE,
  title={Development and evaluation of a rapid dipstick assay for serodiagnosis of acute human brucellosis.},
  author={Henk L. Smits and M A Basahi and R. Diaz and Teresa Marrod{\'a}n and James T Douglas and Abraham C Rocha and John Veerman and Michael M Zheludkov and Otto W. Witte and Jeroen de Jong and G. C. Gussenhoven and Marga G. A. Goris and Menno W A G van der Hoorn},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 12},
  pages={4179-82}
}
A dipstick assay for the detection of brucella-specific immunoglobulin M antibodies was evaluated with 707 sera from 247 laboratory-confirmed brucellosis patients and 342 control sera from brucellosis-free individuals. These sera were collected from six different countries. The assay was found to be highly sensitive and specific. In addition, the test is… CONTINUE READING