Evaluation of the indirect hemagglutination assay for diagnosis of acute leptospirosis.

  title={Evaluation of the indirect hemagglutination assay for diagnosis of acute leptospirosis.},
  author={Paul N. Levett and Carrol Whittington},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={36 1},
Serology plays an important role in the diagnosis of leptospirosis. Few laboratories have the resources and expertise to perform the microscopic agglutination test. There is a need for rapid and simple serological tests which facilitate the early diagnosis of leptospirosis, while antibiotic therapy may be most effective. A commercially available indirect hemagglutination assay (IHA; MRL Diagnostics, Cypress, Calif.) was evaluated with multiple serum specimens from 107 patients being… CONTINUE READING


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