Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002
Legionnaires’ Disease at a Dutch Flower Show: Prognostic Factors and Impact of Therapy
|Diagnostic test||Positive urinary antigen testb (n=86)||Negative urinary antigen test (n=51)|
|Fourfold rise in titer/seroconversion||35||27|
|Polymerase chain reaction||9||1|
|Single high titer||5||3|
|Positive urinary antigen ELISAb test in concentrated urinec||NA||7|
|No positive test results||29||17|
aNA, not applicable; ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
bUrinary antigen test results were based on the test result of the qualitative immunochromatographic assay (Binax Now, Binax, Portland, ME).
cPositive Binax EIA and Biotest EIA in concentrated urine samples.
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