Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis

Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Varunee Desakorn, Gumphol Wongsuvan, Premjit Amornchai, Allen Cheng, Bina Maharjan, Direk Limmathursakul, Wirongrong Chierakul, Nicholas J. White, Nicholas P. J. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

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    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 withthe 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)555-556
    Number of pages2
    JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
    Volume12
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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