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Table 3 Evaluation of F1/Y. pestis in simulated samples. The human serum has the same detection limit as that in PCB (103 CFU/ml and 4 ng/ml), while the limitation has decreased for mouse blood and BAL

From: Rapid and sensitive detection of Yersinia pestis by lateral-flow assay in simulated clinical samples

Specimen types PCB Human serum Mouse blood Bronchoalveolar lavage
Y. pestis (CFU mL− 1) F1 protein (ng mL− 1) Y. pestis (CFU mL− 1) F1 protein (ng mL− 1) Y. pestis (CFU mL− 1) F1 protein (ng mL− 1) Y. pestis (CFU mL− 1) F1 protein (ng mL− 1)
  106 + 10 + 106 + 10 + 2 × 107 + 1000 + 2 × 107 + 1000 +
105 + 5 + 105 + 5 + 2 × 106 + 100 + 2 × 106 + 100 +
104 + 4 + 104 + 4 + 2 × 105 + 10 + 2 × 105 + 10 +
103 + 3 ± 103 + 3 ± 2 × 104 ± 5 ± 2 × 104 + 5 ±
102 ±    102 ±        2 × 103 ±