Evaluation of a new commercially available immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G immunochromatographic test for diagnosis of melioidosis infection.

@article{Cuzzubbo2000EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a new commercially available immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G immunochromatographic test for diagnosis of melioidosis infection.},
  author={Andrea Cuzzubbo and Vijil Chenthamarakshan and Jamuna Vadivelu and Savithri Devi Puthucheary and Denise Rowland and Peter L. Devine},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1670-1}
}
An immunochromatographic test for the rapid determination of immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies to Burkholderia pseudomallei was evaluated by using sera from bacteriologically confirmed melioidosis patients and high-risk and clinically suspected patients, along with disease control groups. The sensitivities were 100 and 93% for the IgG and IgM tests, respectively, while the specificity was 95% for both assays. The test was rapid and simple to perform, with results obtained in 10 min.