Rapid detection of campylobacter antigen by enzyme immunoassay leads to increased positivity rates

Carmen L. Giltner, Sandra Saeki, April M. Bobenchik, Romney M. Humphries

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Abstract

Campylobacter antigen detection by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) provides rapid results compared to traditional culture. However, concern exists regarding specificity. Verification studies of an EIA compared to culture revealed a positive predictive value (PPV) of 91%, whereas PPV fell to 42% during routine diagnostic testing. We suggest all positive EIA results be confirmed via culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-620
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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