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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006


Evaluation of a Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test for Rabies Diagnosis

Tiziana Lembo*, Michael Niezgoda†, Andrés Velasco-Villa†, Sarah Cleaveland*, Eblate Ernest‡, and Charles E. Rupprecht†
Author affiliations: *University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania

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Table 1

Methods of sample preservation and number of samples processed*

Preservation No. washes in PBS No. samples tested
dRIT field dRIT CDC DFA test CDC
Group A. glycerol saline/frozen/glycerol saline 2 44 39 44
Group B. frozen/glycerol saline 1 10 10 10
Group C. glycerol saline 1 0 89 89
Group D. frozen 0 0 16 16

*dRIT, direct rapid immunohistochemical test; PBS, phosphate-buffered saline; DFA, direct fluorescent-antibody assay; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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