- Evaluation of serological diagnostic test systems assessing the immune response to Japanese encephalitis vaccinationNadine Litzba
Robert Koch Institut, Centre for Biological Security ZBS 1, Berlin, Germany
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e883. 2010..Thus, the IIFT is a valuable alternative to the established methods in detecting anti-JEV antibodies after vaccination in travellers and it might prove useful for the diagnosis of acutely infected persons...
- Evaluation of the first commercial chikungunya virus indirect immunofluorescence testNadine Litzba
Centre for Biological Safety ZBS 1, Robert Koch Institut, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany
J Virol Methods 149:175-9. 2008..3% and a sensitivity of 96.9%. The specificity and sensitivity for the IgG IIFT are 100.0% and 95.4%, respectively. This commercial IIFT is a valuable tool for the diagnosis of CHIKV infections and antibody seroprevalence studies...
- Evaluation of different serological diagnostic methods for tick-borne encephalitis virus: enzyme-linked immunosorbent, immunofluorescence, and neutralization assayNadine Litzba
1 Robert Koch Institute, Centre for Biological Threats and Special Pathogens 1, Berlin, Germany
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 14:149-59. 2014..Therefore, these standards should be revised. Generally, in this EQA, we found that reliable NT protocols are used in most of the laboratories, and the evaluation of the IgG ELISAs and the IFA showed a good agreement. ..