Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of antibody to Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia psittaci

Nancy J. Levy, Alvaro Muñoz, William M. McCormack

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Abstract

An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed with use of a strain of Chlamydia trachomatis, lymphogranuloma venereum serotype 2. The ELISA reactions were monitored by absorbance at 492 nm in a spectrophotometer. A positive control method based on one serum dilution was used to assign ELISA titers to the sera. Sera that had been tested with use of complement fixation (CF) and microimmunofluorescence (MIF) tests were examined with ELISA. ELISA was more sensitive than the CF test and as sensitive as the MIF test. Serum pairs that had diagnostic titer rises in the other tests also had such rises in ELISA. ELISA is a simple, sensitive assay for detection of antibody to C. trachomatis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)918-925
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
Volume102
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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