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A fluorescent antibody test in the diagnosis of farmer's lung
  1. D. Parratt,
  2. J. A. Peel
  1. Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow


    A test for farmer's lung is described employing the indirect fluorescent antibody technique. The test compared very favourably with standard precipitin tests, detecting 88% of a series of positive cases, as opposed to 38% detected by a precipitin test. The fluorescent antibody test, in addition, introduced some measure of quantitation of the serological response in the disease.

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