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Detection of specific antibodies toToxoplasma gondii by a competitive enzyme immunoassay using a monoclonal antibody against the P30 antigen

  • B. Fortier
  • D. Rolland
  • F. Ajana
  • J. F. Dubremetz
  • A. Vernes
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Abstract

An inhibition EIA using a monoclonal antibody against the major P30Toxoplasma gondii surface protein was designed for detection of specific antibodies in human sera. The assay was based on the inhibition of binding of peroxidase labelled monoclonal antibody toToxoplasma gondii crude antigen coated plates by the corresponding antibodies present in human sera. This rapid and simple assay was compared to indirect immunofluorescence, direct agglutination and an immunosorbent agglutination assay using 435 human sera. The specificity and sensitivity were 100 % and 97 % respectively. This test was found to be as sensitive as the dye test.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Monoclonal Antibody Specific Antibody Surface Protein Enzyme Immunoassay 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Fortier
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Rolland
    • 3
  • F. Ajana
    • 2
  • J. F. Dubremetz
    • 1
  • A. Vernes
    • 3
  1. 1.Unité 42, Institut National Santé et de la Recherche MédicaleVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Parasitologie et MycologieCentre Hospitalier RégionalLilleFrance
  3. 3.bioMérieux, Marcy l'EtoileCharbonnières-les-BainsFrance

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