Chlamydophila pneumoniae antibodies - serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5-10 mL blood in plain tube.

Acute and convalescent (2-6 weeks) samples are required.

Method

IF, EIA.

Application

Epidemiological studies of pneumonia in young adults.

Interpretation

A significant rise is antibody in indicative or recent infection.

A single positive may be indicative of infection in a young child.

Reference

Hammerschlag MR. Clin Microbiol Newslett 2001; 23: 107 - 111.