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Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis

Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn, Desakorn, Varunee, Wongsuvan, Gumphol, Amornchai, Premjit, Cheng, Allen C., Maharjan, Bina, Limmathursakul, Direk, Chierakul, Wirongrong, White, Nicholas J., Day, Nicholas P. J. and Peacock, Sharon J. (2005). Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology,12(4):555-556.

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Title Rapid immunofluorescence microscopy for diagnosis of melioidosis
Author Wuthiekanun, Vanaporn
Desakorn, Varunee
Wongsuvan, Gumphol
Amornchai, Premjit
Cheng, Allen C.
Maharjan, Bina
Limmathursakul, Direk
Chierakul, Wirongrong
White, Nicholas J.
Day, Nicholas P. J.
Peacock, Sharon J.
Journal Name Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1556-679X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 555
End Page 556
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication Washington, United States
Publisher American Society of Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
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.
Keywords melioidosis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/CDLI.12.4.555-556.2005   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)


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