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Evaluation of a new chemiluminescence immunoassay for laboratory diagnosis of syphilis
- Sampedro-Martinez, A., Padilla-Malo, A., Gomez-Camarasa, C., Rodriguez-Granger, J., Lara-Oya, A.
- Journal of microbiological methods 2013 v.94 no.2 pp. 133-134
- Treponema pallidum, automation, chemiluminescence immunoassays, hemagglutination tests
- The purpose of this study was to evaluate diagnostic performances of automated chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) in comparison with Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test (TPHA). The specificity of CLIA was 98.9% and 99.6% for TPHA, whereas the sensitivity was 98% and 96%, respectively. Considering the suitability for automation, CLIA may represent a suitable alternative.