Table 3

Diagnostic specificity of TA- and P48-ELISA kits for five uninfected sheep or goat populations
TA-ELISA kit P48-ELISA kit
Animal species Region Control program M. agalactiaeinfection M.m.capriinfection Number of animals Specificity % 95% confidence interval (a) Specificity % 95% confidence interval (a)
Goat Poitou-Charentes Non specific to CA Very low prevalence High prevalence 256 98.2 [95.899.4] 100 [98.7–100.0]
Goat Haute-Savoie Specific to M. agalactiae Disease-free for the last 10 years Unknown 1381 99.7 [99.399.9] 100 [99.0–100.0]
Goat Béarn Specific to M. agalactiae Disease-free for the last 10 years Unknown 275 99.3 [97.499.9] 100 [98.7–100.0]
Sheep Béarn Specific to M. agalactiae Disease-free for the last 10 years None (or very low) 604 95.7 [93.897.2] 100 [99.4–100.0]
Sheep Tarn None CA never reported None (or very low) 1195 94.9 [93.596.1] 100 [99.7–100.0]

(a) Exact binomial distribution.

M.m.capri = M. mycoides subsp.capri, CA: contagious agalactia.

Poumarat et al.

Poumarat et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:109   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-109

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