Chlamydophila pneumoniae antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)
The diagnosis of infection can be based on direct microscopy and serology.
Tests for the pathogen or antigen often give false negative results. Attempts to isolate the pathogen by culture are subject to numerous interfering factors.
A standardised, commercial PCR is not available. Serology is the method of choice for the diagnosis of infections.
The microimmunofluorescence test (MIF), despite having to be evaluated subjectively, is accepted as the gold standard, although it has not been standardised. To date, the species-specific ELISA tests play the major role.
- Sample of blood serum
- We perform the test every Tuesday & Friday