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Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2005 Apr;12(4):555-6.

Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis.

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Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Wellcome Trust-Oxford University-Mahidol University Tropical Medicine Research Program, Bangkok, Thailand. lek@tropmedres.ac

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.

PMID:
15817767
PMCID:
PMC1074392
DOI:
10.1128/CDLI.12.4.555-556.2005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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