Accession Number : AD0835884

Title :   THE IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE TEST FOR DETECTING SYPHILIS ANTIBODIES (DETAILS OF THE TECHNIQUE),

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Mannuci, E. ; d'Antona, D. ; Ottolenghi, F. ; Spagnoli, U.

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Fluorescent Test (FTA) permits results to be obtained that are comparable with those of the Nelson-Meyer Test (TPI), and its discovery simplifies the serodiagnosis of syphilis. The methods for preparing the requisite reagents (suspension of pathogen treponemas, conjugated antihuman globulins, etc.), the technical precautions and the reading procedures that, by avoiding confusion in interpretation, allow a better evaluation of its distinctive characteristics of high specificity and sensitivity, are described in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SERODIAGNOSIS), (*TREPONEMA PALLIDUM, (*FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUES, TREPONEMA PALLIDUM), VENEREAL DISEASES, SENSITIVITY, ANTIGEN ANTIBODY REACTIONS, ITALY.

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE