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Cardiolipin antigen in the serodiagnosis of syphilis


The Kahn and M.R.C. No. 1 Wassermann tests using crude tissue extract antigens have been compared with a Wassermann test using cardiolipin-lecithin-cholesterol antigen on 2,000 sera.

The results confirm the sensitivity and specificity of “cardiolipin” antigen in a complement deviation test for the serodiagnosis of syphilis.

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Nelson, M.G., Martin, E.P. Cardiolipin antigen in the serodiagnosis of syphilis. Ir J Med Sci 29, 218 (1954).

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