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1 April 1988 EVALUATION OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY TEST FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI INFECTION IN FREE-RANGING KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
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The IDEIA Chlamydia Test, a commercially available antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, based on a monoclonal antibody for the detection of chlamydia in clinical specimens, was evaluated in a population of 65 free-ranging koalas in southeastern Queensland determined to be infected with Chlamydia psittaci. Compared to isolation of the organism in tissue culture, the sensitivity of the IDEIA test ranged from 3 to 11%, and the specificity from 90 to 97%. The results indicated that the IDEIA test is unsuitable for use as a diagnostic screening test for C. psittaci in free-ranging koalas.

Weigler, Baldock, Girjes, Carrick, and Lavin: EVALUATION OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY TEST FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI INFECTION IN FREE-RANGING KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Benjamin J. Weigler, F. Christian Baldock, Adeeb A. Girjes, Frank N. Carrick, and Martin F. Lavin "EVALUATION OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY TEST FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI INFECTION IN FREE-RANGING KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(2), 259-263, (1 April 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.2.259
Received: 14 July 1987; Published: 1 April 1988
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