Problems in the serodiagnosis of canine brucellosis: dog responses to cell wall and internal antigens of Brucella canis.

@article{Carmichael1984ProblemsIT,
  title={Problems in the serodiagnosis of canine brucellosis: dog responses to cell wall and internal antigens of Brucella canis.},
  author={Leland Eugene Carmichael and Steven J. Zoha and R Flores-Castro},
  journal={Developments in biological standardization},
  year={1984},
  volume={56},
  pages={371-83}
}
Three procedures are commonly used for the serodiagnosis of B. canis infection: 1) The rapid slide agglutination test (RSAT), 2) the tube agglutination test (TAT), and 3) the modified 2-mercaptoethanol tube agglutination test (2ME-TAT). Hemocultures are always essential for diagnosis. The RSAT was developed to provide a presumptive diagnosis rapidly. It has been found accurate in identifying non-infected dogs; however false positive reactions are common due to shared determinants between the… CONTINUE READING