Rapid and simple diagnosis of Chlamydophila pneumoniae pneumonia by an immunochromatographic test for detection of immunoglobulin M antibodies

Naoyuki Miyashita, Kazunobu Ouchi, Fumio Kishi, Mitsuaki Tabuchi, Naoki Tsumura, Hisaichi Bannai, Satoshi Iwata, Toshihiro Tanaka, Mikio Oka

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Abstract

To evaluate a newly developed immunochromatographic test (the MySet test) for the detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae-specific immunoglobulin M antibodies, the results obtained by the MySet test were compared with those obtained by two serological tests. The sensitivity and specificity of the MySet test were 100% and 92.9%, respectively. The MySet test is rapid and simple to use and is thought to be a useful tool for the selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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