Limited diagnostic value of two commercial rapid tests for acute leptospirosis detection in Malaysia.

@article{Chang2014LimitedDV,
  title={Limited diagnostic value of two commercial rapid tests for acute leptospirosis detection in Malaysia.},
  author={Chiat Han Chang and M. Sadegh Riazi and Muhammad Hafiznur Yunus and Sabariah Osman and Rahmah Noordin},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={278-81}
}
This study evaluated 2 rapid leptospirosis serological tests, Leptorapide® (Linnodee, Northern Ireland) and VISITECT®-LEPTO (Omega Diagnostics, Scotland, UK), which are commonly used in Malaysia. A total of 183 samples comprised 113 sera from leptospirosis patients, and 70 sera from other infections and healthy controls were used. The leptospirosis sera were grouped into 2 serum panels, i.e., Group I (MAT+, PCR+) and Group II (MAT+). When inconclusive results were interpreted as positives, both… CONTINUE READING

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