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Table 3 Results of Culture, STA and ELISA performed on 235 brucellosis patients

From: ELISA is superior to bacterial culture and agglutination test in the diagnosis of brucellosis in an endemic area in China

CasesSTA: N (%)ELISA: IgM and/or IgG N (%)
PositiveNegativePositiveNegative
Total (N = 235)150 (63.83%)85 (36.17%)232 (98.72%)3 (1.28%)
Culture positive (N = 51, 21.70%)41 (80.39%)10 (19.61%)50 (98.04%)1 (1.96%)
Culture negative (N = 184, 78.3%)109 (59.24%)75 (40.76%)182 (98.91%)2 (1.09%)
  1. Note: STA: standard tube agglutination