Chlamydia pneumoniae Ab

Keywords: Chlamydia pneumoniae antibody, Chlamydophila pneumoniae antibody

Specimen:

5-10 mL blood in plain tube.

Acute and convalescent (2-6 weeks) samples are required.

Method:

IF, EIA.

Application:

Epidemiological studies of pneumonia in young adults.

Interpretation:

A significant rise in antibody is indicative or recent infection.

A single positive may be indicative of infection in a young child.

Reference:

Hammerschlag MR. Clin Microbiol Newslett 2001; 23: 107 - 111.