Serological diagnosis of pertussis: IgM, IgA and IgG antibodies against Bordetella pertussis measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

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Igm, IgA and IgG antibodies against Bordetella pertussis were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with an ultrasonicate of formalin-killed bacteria (a mixture of strains 1, 2 and 1, 2, 3) as antigen and disposable polystyrene 9-cuvette blocks as the solid phase. The specificity properties of the assay were assessed by an inhibition… (More)

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