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Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
THEME ISSUE
2004 SARS Edition
Laboratory Studies

Serologic and Molecular Biologic Methods for SARS-associated Coronavirus Infection, Taiwan

Ho-Sheng Wu*, Shu-Chun Chiu*, Tsan-Chang Tseng*, Szu-Fong Lin*, Jih-Hui Lin*, Yu-Fen Hsu*, Mei-Ching Wang*, Tsuey-Li Lin*, Wen-Zieh Yang*, Tian-Lin Ferng*, Kai-Hung Huang*, Li-Ching Hsu*, Li-Li Lee*, Jyh-Yuan Yang*, Hour-Young Chen*, Shun-Pi Su*, Shih-Yan Yang*, Ting-Hsiang Lin*, and Ih-Jen Su*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Center for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Table 3

Specificity of the tests evaluated for the serodiagnosis of SARS, in comparison to the neutralization test with regards to samples which tested positive for other diseasesa,b


Neutralization test
ELISA
IFA
ICT
Pathogen Parameter Number Positive Negative Positive Specificity Positive Specificity Positive Specificity
Hepatitis B virus
HBs IgM
3
0
3
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Hepatitis C virus
IgM
3
0
3
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Adenovirus
Total Ab
1
0
1
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Influenza A virus
Total Ab
3
0
3
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Influenza B virus
Total Ab
1
0
1
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Dengue virus
IgM
2
0
2
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
JEV
IgM
1
0
1
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Hantavirus
Total Ab
1
0
1
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Chlamydia pneumoniae
IgM
4
0
4
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
IgM
4
0
4
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Total Ab
1
0
1
0
100%
0
100%
0
100%
Total non-SARS pathogens 24 0 24 0 100% 0 100% 0 100%

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