What is the role of fluorescent antibody testing in the diagnosis of Shigella infection?

Updated: Apr 03, 2018
  • Author: Jaya Sureshbabu, MBBS, MRCPCH(UK), MRCPI(Paeds), MRCPS(Glasg), DCH(Glasg); Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Other testing modalities, such as fluorescent antibody test and enzyme-linked DNA probes, are available in research laboratories.

A systematic review and meta-analysis by Tickell et al reported that the sensitivity of dysentery for laboratory-confirmed Shigella infection ranged from 1·9% to 85·9% in the time period between 1977 and 2016, with sensitivity decreasing over time (p=0·04). [16]

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