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Prospective Evaluation of an Australian Pertussis Toxin IgG and IgA Enzyme Immunoassay

May, Meryta L; Doi, Suhail; King, David; Evans, Jenny; Robson, Jenny

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Serological diagnosis of recent pertussis infection is an important part of both clinical assessment and epidemiological documentation of this disease. Standardization of serological testing and interpretation remains challenging despite international efforts to improve it. Currently, determining the anti-pertussis toxin (PT) IgG titer is recommended as the most accurate serological test in Europe and the United States, while Australia relies predominantly on measurement of Bordetella pertussis...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102712
Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
DOI: 10.1128/CVI.05430-11

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