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Diagnosis of Brucellosis

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Brucellosis:

Brucellosis General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Brucellosis is diagnosed in a laboratory by finding Brucella organisms in samples of blood or bone marrow. Also, blood tests can be done to detect antibodies against the bacteria. If this method is used, two blood samples should be collected 2 weeks apart. (Source: excerpt from Brucellosis General: DBMD)

Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Detection of possible human infection and recommendations for treatment after exposure to RB51 have been complicated. Currently there is no serologic test available for RB51. Secondly, the risk of disease in humans is unknown and post exposure treatment of doxycycline and rifampin is not valid because RB51 is resistant to rifampin. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Brucellosis: CDC-OC)


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