Necessity of External Quality Control for anti-Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibodies
AbstractWe evaluated the correlation among four commercial ELISA tests for the presence of anti-Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibodies in 36 samples obtained from patients with respiratory infections.The overall concordance among the four tests was 30%, while the one among single tests varies from 39% to 75%. Given the variability of the results, it is necessary to implement a External Quality Control specific for anti-Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibodies.
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