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Assessment of enzyme immunoassay versus radioimmunoassay for detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen in frozen urine specimens.

By F Y Chang, J E Stout and V L Yu

Abstract

An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was compared with a radioimmunoassay (RIA) for detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antigen in 37 frozen urine samples. Among 18 samples positive by the RIA at the time of collection, 50% (9 of 18) of stored specimens retained positivity when retested by the RIA whereas 78% (14 of 18) of stored specimens retained positivity when retested by the EIA (P < 0.02). A false-negative result occurred after storage for 5 months or less if the original RIA result showed weak positivity

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:229340
Provided by: PubMed Central
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