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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Microbiological Methods|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Chlamydia IgG stability
- Home-collected blood samples
- Separation delay of whole blood