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Limited diagnostic capacities of two commercial assays for the detection of Leptospira immunoglobulin M antibodies in Laos.

Abstract:
The diagnostic utility of immunochromatographic (Leptotek) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA; Panbio) tests for the detection of Leptospira immunoglobulin M antibodies was assessed in febrile adults admitted in Vientiane, Laos. Both tests demonstrated poor diagnostic accuracy using admission serum (Leptotek sensitivity of 47.3% and specificity of 75.5%: ELISA sensitivity of 60.9% and specificity of 65.6%) compared to the Leptospira "gold standard" microscopic agglutination test.
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10.1128/cvi.00219-06

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Journal:
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
Pages:
1166-1169
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1556-679X
ISSN:
1556-6811
URN:
uuid:81254f48-9100-40be-94ea-4a26891ddc3b
Source identifiers:
25176
Local pid:
pubs:25176

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