Centre publications

Colling A, Morrissy C, Barr J, Meehan G, Wright L, Goff W, Gleeson L, van der Heide B, Riddell S, Yu M, Eagles D, Lunt R, Khounsy S, Than Long N, Phong Vu P, Than Phuong N, Tung N, Linchongsubongkoch W, Hammond J, Johnson M, Johnson W, Unger H, Daniels P, Crowther J (2014). Development and validation of a 3ABC antibody ELISA in Australia for foot and mouth disease. Australian Veterinary Journal 92, 192-199.

Muleme M, Stenos J, Vincent G, Campbell A, Graves S, Warner S, Devlin J, Nguyen C, Stevenson M, Wilks C, Firestone S (2016). Bayesian validation of the indirect immunofluorescence assay and its superiority to the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the complement fixation test for detecting antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in goat serum. Clinical Vaccine Immunology 23, 507-514.

Pirikahu S, Jones G, Hazelton M, Heuer C (2016). Bayesian methods of confidence interval construction for the population attributable risk from cross-sectional studies. Statistics in Medicine 35, 3117-3130.

Gebrekidan H, Gasser R, Stevenson M, McGrath S, Jabbar A (2016). Assessing the performance of multiplexed tandem PCR for the diagnosis of pathogenic genotypes of Theileria orientalis using pooled blood samples from cattle. Molecular and Cellular Probes DOI: 10.1016/j.mcp.2016.06.005

Van Borm S, Wang J, Granberg F, Colling A (2016). Next generation sequencing workflows in veterinary infection biology: Towards validation and quality assurance. Revue Scientifique et Technique de l'Office International des Epizooties 35, 67-81.

Wawagama N, Markham P, Kanci A, Schibrowski M, Oswin M, Barnes T, Firestone S, Mahony T (2016). Evaluation of an IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay as a serological assay for detection of Mycoplasma bovis infection in feedlot cattle. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 54, 1269-1275.

Roeber F, Hassan EB, Skuce P, Morrson A, Claerebaout E, Casaert S, Homer D, Firestone S, Stevenson M, Smith L, Larsen J (2017). An automated, multiplex-tandem PCR platform for diagnosis of gastrointestinal nematode infections in cattle: An Australian-European validation study. Veterinary Parasitology 239, 62-75.

Reference papers

Useful papers covering the basics of diagnostic tests and diagnostic test validation in the absence of a gold standard:

Akobeng K (2007). Understanding diagnostic tests 1: sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Acta Paediatrica. 96: 338-341.

Bossuyt P, Reitsma J, Bruns D, Gatsonis C, Glasziou P, Irwig L, Lijmer J, Moher D, Rennie D and de Vet H (2003). Towards complete and accurate reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy: The STARD initiative. Clinical Chemistry. 49: 1-6.

Collins M, Wells S, Petrini K, Collins J, Schultz R, Whitlock R (2005). Evaluation of five antibody detection tests for diagnosis of bovine paratuberculosis. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 12: 685-692.

Coulthard M (2007). Quantifying how tests reduce diagnostic uncertainty. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 92: 404-408.

Davidson M (2002). The interpretation of diagnostic tests: a primer for physiotherapists. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 48: 227-233.

Enøe C, Georgiadisb M, Johnson W (2001). Estimation of sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of two serological tests for the detection of antibodies against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 in the absence of a reference test (gold standard). Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 51: 227-243.

Enøe C, Georgiadisb M,  Johnson W (2000). Estimation of sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests and disease prevalence when the true disease state is unknown. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 45: 61-81.

Frössling J, Bonnett B, Lindberg A, Bjorkman C (2003). Validation of a Neosporum caninum iscom ELISA without a gold standard. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 57: 141-153.

Gardner IA (2002). The utility of Bayes' theorem and Bayesian inference in veterinary clinical practice and research.  Australian Veterinary Journal. 80: 758-761.

Greiner M, Gardner I (2000a). Epidemiologic issues in the validation of veterinary diagnostic tests. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 45: 3-22.

Greiner M, Gardner I (2000b). Application of diagnostic tests in veterinary epidemiologic studies. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 45: 43-59.

Grimes D, Schulz K (2002). Uses and abuses of screening tests. The Lancet. 359: 881-884.

Kostoulas P, Nielsen SS, Branscum AJ, Johnson WO, Dendukuri N, Dhand NK, Toft N, Gardner IA, (2017). Laboratory STARD-BLCM: Standards for the reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies that use Bayesian latent class models. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 138: 37-47.

Langlotz C (2003). Fundamental measures of diagnostic examination performance: Usefulness for clinical decision making and research. Radiology. 228: 3-9.

McKenna S, Dohoo I (2006). Using and interpreting diagnostic tests. Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice. 22: 195-205.

Pouillot R, Gerbier G, Gardner I (2002). "TAGS", a program for the evaluation of test accuracy in the absence of a gold standard. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 53: 67-81.

Scott I, Greenberg P, Poole P (2008). Cautionary tales in the clinical interpretation of studies of diagnostic tests. Internal Medicine Journal. 38: 120-129.

Taragin M, Wildman D, Trout R (1994). Assessing disease prevalence from inaccurate test results: Teaching an old dog new tricks. Medical Decision Making. 14: 369-373.

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