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Pertussis toxin IgA testing over-diagnoses recent pertussis infection

May, Meryta L; Evans, Jenny; Holgate, Thomas; Doi, Suhail; Ross, Paul; Robson, Jenny

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The importance of pertussis toxin (PT) IgA testing in the diagnosis of recent pertussis infection remains unclear. The contribution of PT IgA to the diagnosis of recent pertussis was reviewed in two separate analyses. Firstly, an evaluation of two new automated assays [DiaSorin Liaison (DL), Italy] for PT IgG and PT IgA provided an opportunity to assess the contribution of PT IgA testing to PT IgG results. Secondly, a retrospective review of results from the PT IgA assay currently in use...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/223097
Source: Pathology
DOI: 10.1016/j.pathol.2017.08.005

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