Rev Esp Quimioter 2009:22(4):207-209
Evaluation of three Immunochromatographic Assays for Detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 Antigen in Urine Samples
M. J. MUÑOZ, M.C. MARTÍNEZ, G. YAGÜE, M. SEGOVIA
The Uni-Gold, the SAS and the Binax NOW immunochromatographic test (ICT) urinary antigen assays for the qualitative detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 were compared using 39 unfrozen and nonconcentrated urine samples from patients with Legionnaires´disease (LD). The Uni-Gold anti-gen test detected the urinary antigen in 41% (16/39), the SAS antigen test in 61.5% (24/39), and the Binax NOW antigen test in 74.3% (29/39). The Binax NOW ICT assay showed the best results when detecting L. pneumophila urinary antigen.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2009:22(4):207-209 [pdf]