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Table 2 Comparison of detection rate between Brucella antigen and antibody

From: Detection of Brucellae in peripheral blood mononuclear cells for monitoring therapeutic efficacy of brucellosis infection

RBPT SAT ELISA Intra-cellular Brucella antigen by IFS Patient number
Positive (%) Negative (%) Total
Pos Pos Pos 65 (72.2) 25 (27.8) 90
Pos Pos Neg 1 (50) 1 (50) 2
Pos Neg Pos 0 0 0
Neg Pos Pos 21 (63.6) 12 (36.4) 33
Pos Neg Neg 0 0 0
Neg Pos Neg 0 1 (100) 1
Neg Neg Pos 17 (68) 8 (32) 25
Neg Neg Neg 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 3
Overall 106 (68.8) 48 (31.2) 154