On the correct determination of reference values for serum antibodies against pigeon serum antigen using a group of healthy blood donors.

@article{Baales1997OnTC,
  title={On the correct determination of reference values for serum antibodies against pigeon serum antigen using a group of healthy blood donors.},
  author={J L Ba{\~n}ales and Laura F Vazquez and F{\'a}tima Mendoza and M Baltazares and Yves Raymond and Arnulfo Nava and Mois{\'e}s Selman},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={289-91}
}
An enzymatic immunoassay was developed in order to evaluate the statistical distribution of IgG serum antibodies against pooled pigeon sera antigen in 102 healthy blood donors (HBD). A non-normal distribution was obtained as demonstrated by abnormal values of skewness (2.02) and kurtosis (6.50). A cut-off point (0.120) was determined from the mean plus 2 standard deviations of the optical density values obtained in the HBD group. This value was able to segregate 94% of subjects. However, when… CONTINUE READING