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Title: Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis
Authors: Vanaporn Wuthiekanun
Varunee Desakorn
Gumphol Wongsuvan
Premjit Amornchai
Allen C. Cheng
Bina Maharjan
Direk Limmathurotsakul
Wirongrong Chierakul
Nicholas J. White
Nicholas P.J. Day
Sharon J. Peacock
Mahidol University
Menzies School of Health Research
Flinders University
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2005
Citation: Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. Vol.12, No.4 (2005), 555-556
Abstract: An immunofluorescent (IF) method that detects Burkholderia pseudomallei in clinical specimens within 10 min was devised. The results of this rapid method and those of an existing IF method were prospectively compared with the culture results for 776 specimens from patients with suspected melioidosis. The sensitivities of both IF tests were 66%, and the specificities were 99.5 and 99.4%, respectively. Copyright © 2005, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN: 1071412X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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