Table 1

Checkerboard test results
Elk Caribou Bison
Protein G dilution (a) 1:16000 1:8000 1:16000
Anti-deer dilution 1:250 (b) 1:175 (c) NT
Sample dilution using Protein G 1:30 1:20 1:160
Sample dilution using anti-deer 1:30 1:5 NT

(a) Concentration not available from manufacturer.

(b) 0.40 μg/ml.

(c) 0.57 μg/ml.

Optimal dilutions of Protein G and anti-deer conjugates when used with serum from elk, caribou or bison, and optimal species-specific serum dilutions for use with the IDEXX Mycobacterium paratuberculosis Antibody Test. NT: not tested.

Pruvot et al.

Pruvot et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:5   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-5

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