Brucellosis testing

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Dear Animal and Plant Health Agency,

Please can you tell me what the sensitivity and specificity (AND 95% confidence interval) of the individual tests below are for the brucellosis tests used in the UK cattle Brucellosis surveillance scheme:
1. iELISA
2. SAT
3. CFT
4. cELISA

AND
The overall sensitivity/specificity (+ 95% confidence interval) when conducting the serial testing approach that is employed in this surveillance scheme.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley

APHA Access to Information Team (ATI),

Our ref: FOI2024/00566

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Dear Animal and Plant Health Agency,

Thank you. Much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley

APHA Access to Information Team (ATI),

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Dear Ms Buckley,

Please find attached the response to your request of 6th January for
information on Brucellosis testing sensitivity - specificity.

Yours sincerely

Access to Information Team

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Dear Animal and Plant Health Agency,

Thank you for a very helpful reply - very useful signposting of references that has saved me lots of effort. Much appreciated. I shall read and come back if I have any further queries.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Buckley