The use of surface immunofluorescence assay (SIFA) in the microbiological diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis: a case report.

Abstract

In this report we describe the use of a newly developed immunofluorescence technique performed with living spirochetes to detect serum antibody to B. burgdorferi s.l. in a case of early Lyme borreliosis. The immunofluorescence method used (surface immunofluorescence assay: SIFA) proved useful in the serological evaluation of suspected cases of Lyme disease.

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@article{Sambri1995TheUO, title={The use of surface immunofluorescence assay (SIFA) in the microbiological diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis: a case report.}, author={Vittorio Sambri and S Armati and Lucia D'Apote and A Farencena and Antonella Marangoni and F Massaria and Antonio Moroni and Roberto Cevenini}, journal={The new microbiologica}, year={1995}, volume={18 3}, pages={307-10} }