5) Main test advantages are low cost and better specificity, as compared to the complement fixation
test, despite of false-positives observed with M.
leprae was capable of enhanced complement fixation
when compared to intact bacilli.
The complement fixation
test (CFT) and the highly specific and newly validated immunoblot (IB) technique were used for serodiagnosis.
3) Serologic studies are also reliable, using complement fixation
expressed as a titer.
In the present study, 4 (16%) birds showed positive results by the complement fixation
Search for the infectious agent Brucellosis Non-reagent Enzyme immunoassay Leptospirosis Non-reagent Enzyme immunoassay Toxoplasmosis Non-reagent Enzyme immunoassay HTLV-1, HTLV-2 Non-reagent Enzyme immunoassay Viral hepatitis Non-reagent Enzyme immunoassay types A, B, C Mononucleosis-two Non-reagent Monotest Hoff-Bauer samples Leishmaniasis Non-reagent Complement fixation
reaction Paracoccidioidomycosis Non-reagent Complement fixation
reaction Chagas disease Non-reagent Immunofluorescence Cytomegalovirus Non-reagent Chemiluminescence HIV 1 e 2-two samples Non-reagent Microparticle enzyme x with a 3-month-interval reaction PPD Non-reactive Table 3.
Although certain sera displayed elevated titers to the thermally dimorphic fungi, no significant (fourfold or greater) increase in antibody titer was observed when comparing complement fixation
titers for C.
capsulatum by immunodiffusion and complement fixation
5] Serologic tests, including complement fixation
assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunoblotting assay, are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and may be of benefit in the clinical evaluation.
Seropositivity in our study was, however, higher than that reported in blood tested by IFA in Japan (0/396 samples) (8) and by complement fixation
in Bulgaria (0.
agglutinins, the technique of complement fixation
test (FC)  and the B.