TABLE 3.

Comparison of the new recombinant IgG line blot assay with the previous recombinant IgG Western blot and line blot assays using the same antigens as in the recombinant IgG blot assay

GroupaNo. of seraNo. (%) of positive sera in assay:
Western blotLine blotbLine blot with additional antigens
EM156 (40.0)11 (73.3)13 (86.7)
NB5020 (40.0)23 (46.0)35 (70.0)
All early LB cases6526 (40.0)34 (52.3)48 (73.8)
Controls1102 (1.8)1 (0.9)2 (1.8)
  • a For abbreviations, see Table 2, footnote a.

  • b Using only antigens already evaluated in the previous recombinant IgG Western blot assay.