Modification of the FAST-ELISA for field diagnosis of schistosomiasis mansoni with serum or blood samples.

Using well-characterized serum pools from patients (with schistosomiasis mansoni), we modified the FAST-ELISA system for detecting serum antibodies to Schistosoma mansoni for field use. We found little or no change in test function or results when the test was run 1) with blood instead of serum, 2) after addition of sodium azide preservation to diluted and… CONTINUE READING