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Comparison of crossed immunoelectrophoresis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and tube agglutination for serodiagnosis of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 infection.

Antibodies against Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 were measured by crossed immunoelectrophoresis (XIE) using whole-cell sonic extract as antigen and by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) using either purified lipopolysaccharide or whole formalinized cells expressing virulence plasmid-encoded surface antigens (pYV+ cells). The results were compared with those obtained with the standard tube agglutination method. Sera from three groups of people were examined by using these assays. The first group consisted of healthy blood donors, the second consisted of patients with recent infection due to microorganisms other than Y. enterocolitica O:3, and the third consisted of patients with recent Y. enterocolitica O:3 infection. Sera from the last group were also obtained at regular intervals for 12 months postinfection. Results obtained with XIE and the ELISAs were in good agreement with those obtained with tube agglutination. Variation, diagnostic sensitivity, and diagnostic specificity were satisfactory for all the assays studied. However, the lipopolysaccharide ELISA was less laborious than tube agglutination and XIE and carried a somewhat greater diagnostic specificity than the pYV+ ELISA. XIE and the pYV+ ELISA, on the other hand, also had advantages. XIE enabled simultaneous examination of the individual antibody response against a wide range of chromosome-encoded antigens, and the pYV+ ELISA enabled detection of specific pYV antibodies when sera were adsorbed with formalinized pYV-cured Y. enterocolitica O:3 cells prior to the assay.[1]


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