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Table 1 Comparison of the B.melitensis B115-based ELISA with Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) and Complement Fixation Test (CFT) in brucellosis-free herds

From: Brucella melitensis B115-based ELISA to unravel false positive serologic reactions in bovine brucellosis: a field study

ANIMALSNUMBERSEROLOGICAL TEST
RBPTCFTELISA (O.D. ± SD)
Group A. Negative‡259NegativeNegative0,063 ± 0,026
Group B. Single Reactors^150PositiveNegative0,087 ± 0,013
Group C. Double Positive§134PositivePositive°0,086 ± 0,011
  1. ‡ animals tested negative to both official tests
  2. ^ animals tested positive only to one official test
  3. § animals tested positive to both official tests
  4. ° International Complement Fixation Test Units (ICFTU) ranged from 20 to 80