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Streptococcus equi subspecies equi ELISA test

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Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for two antigens A and B.

Availability

  • Only available from diagnostic laboratory at The Animal Health Trust.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • Exposure (A+B) - 91.5%
  • Carrier (A+B) - 90.9%
  • Exposure A - 86.9%
  • Exposure B - 64.5%
  • Carrier A - 86.1%
  • Carrier B - 64%

Specificity

  • Exposure (A+B) - 90.2%
  • Carrier (A+B) - 82.6%
  • Exposure A - 95.9%
  • Exposure B - 93.3%
  • Carrier A - 88.3%
  • Carrier B - 88%

Predictive value

  • Exposure (A+B):
    • NPV - 95.2%
    • PPV - 83.4%
  • Carrier (A+B):
    • NPV - 95.8%
    • PPV - 67.7%

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent reference from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Knowles E J, Mair T S, Butcher N, Waller A S & Wood J L N (2010) Use of a novel serological test for exposure to Streptococcus equi subspecies equi in hospitalised horses. Vet Rec 166 (10), 294-297 PubMed.

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