The Use Of The Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test As A Serological Test For Culturally-Confirmed Gonorrhea

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Minehan, David
Advisor
Douglas Abbott
James Manion
John Christenson
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Date of Issue
1979-04-01
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Title
The Use Of The Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test As A Serological Test For Culturally-Confirmed Gonorrhea
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The use of the indirect fluorescent antibody test as a serological test for gonorrhea was investigated. The best results were shown using strain F62 of Neisseria gonorrhoeae as antigen at a serum titer of 1:16 in which, out of a total sample of seventeen, 71% correct predictions occurred. In this case the greatest error was seen in predicting false negative results. Strain N9, out of a sample size of eighteen, predicted only 50% of the cases correct at a titer of 1:16. The serum dilution of 1:16 appeared to be the most diagnostic titer to use.
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Bachelor's
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Spring
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Life & Environmental Sciences