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.
EVALUATION OF AN ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY TEST FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIA PSITTACI INFECTION IN FREE-RANGING KOALAS (PHASCOLARCTOS CINEREUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Benjamin J. Weigler, F. Christian Baldock, Adeeb A. Girjes, Frank N. Carrick, 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. J Wildl Dis 1 April 1988; 24 (2): 259–263. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.2.259
Download citation file: