Challenges in Chlamydial Serology: Insights from a Belgian and a Dutch Population Cohort.

Last updated on 27-5-2024 by Tinne Lernout

Peer reviewed scientific article





Serology routinely serves as a diagnostic tool to confirm infections in humans. Particularly in delayed settings, such as post-outbreak scenarios where the acute phase of infection has subsided, serology is invaluable. Multiple studies, nonetheless, indicate deficiencies in specificity and sensitivity of current chlamydial antibody detection assays. Incorporation of multiple antigens per target is known to improve the accuracy of chlamydial serological assays. We, therefore, used the recomLine test (Mikrogen diagnostics) on serological samples of two cohorts, as it is the only commercially …

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