Chlamydia trachomatis antibody detection in home-collected blood samples for use in epidemiological studies

B. M. Hoenderboom*, E. F. van Ess, I. V.F. van den Broek, I. H.M. van Loo, C. J.P.A. Hoebe, S. Ouburg, S. A. Morré

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Capillary blood collected in serum tubes was subjected to centrifugation delay while stored at room temperature. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) IgG concentrations in aliquoted serum of these blood samples remained stable for seven days after collection. CT IgG concentrations can reliably be measured in mailed blood samples in epidemiological studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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