Monoclonal antibody direct immunofluorescence for the identification of neisseria gonorrhoeae strains grown on selective culture media

Stefano Cavicchini, Elvio Alessi

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Commercially available reagents for monoclonal antibody immunofluorescence, polyclonal antibody immunofluorescence, and coagglutination were employed in comparison with a rapid sugar fermentation test used for identifying clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae recovered on modified Thayer-Martin media. Of 68 gonococcal strains, 68 were positive by the monoclonal immunofluorescent antibody. Of 16 nongonococcal grain-negative, oxidase-positive diplococci, all were negative by this reagent. Monoclonal antibody immunofluorescence was more specific and more sensitive than polyclonal antibody immunofluorescence and more sensitive than coagglutination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Direct Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Culture Media
Monoclonal Antibodies
Antibodies
Fermentation
Oxidoreductases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Monoclonal antibody direct immunofluorescence for the identification of neisseria gonorrhoeae strains grown on selective culture media. / Cavicchini, Stefano; Alessi, Elvio.

In: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1989, p. 195-197.

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