TABLE 3.

Summary of diagnostic serological responses as determined by different methods for sera of cervids (C. elaphus) experimentally infected with M. bovis

Test methodRate (no. of animals with antigen/total no. of animals)a for indicated no. of days p.i.Overall sensitivity (%)b
3044587286114140171192199206213
MAPIA2/106/108/108/108/108/108/108/109/109/109/109/1076.7
Lateral flow2/105/109/107/107/107/107/108/108/109/109/109/1072.5
FPA0/100/100/100/103/104/106/105/106/106/105/105/1033.3
  • a Values indicate rates of antigen recognition among infected animals as measured at various time points p.i. Tuberculin skin testing was performed at 184 days p.i.

  • b A composite diagnostic sensitivity based on all time points sampled over the infection study.