ELISA measurement of antibody titer to purified protein derivative and mycobacteria-derived phosphoglycolipids: tool for diagnosing active pulmonary tuberculosis.

There is a continuous search for a rapid, efficient and reliable serodiagnostic technique for active tuberculosis (TB). Using ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent essay) we have determined antibodies reactive to purified protein derivative (PPD) and two phosphoglycolipids extracted from Mycobacterium bovis cell wall, phosphatidyl inositol dimannoside (PID… CONTINUE READING