Comparison of a slide agglutination test, LeptoTek Dri-Dot, and IgM-ELISA with microscopic agglutination test for Leptospira antibody detection.

@article{Chirathaworn2007ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of a slide agglutination test, LeptoTek Dri-Dot, and IgM-ELISA with microscopic agglutination test for Leptospira antibody detection.},
  author={Chintana Chirathaworn and Yada Kaewopas and Yong Poovorawan and Duangjai Suwancharoen},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={1111-4}
}
A slide agglutination test (SAT), LeptoTek Dri-Dot and IgM-ELISA were compared with a microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the detection of Leptospira antibodies. Paired sera from 10 patients whose leptospirosis was clinically suspected and diagnosed by MAT, were evaluated in this study. Our data, especially from acute samples, demonstrate the SAT and Dri-Dot were more sensitive as initial screening tests than MAT. IgM-ELISA has an advantage over MAT, SAT, and Dri-Dot since the results can… CONTINUE READING