Rapid, noninvasive diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India: comparison of two immunochromatographic strip tests for detection of anti-K39 antibody.

@article{Sundar2006RapidND,
  title={Rapid, noninvasive diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India: comparison of two immunochromatographic strip tests for detection of anti-K39 antibody.},
  author={Shyam Sundar and Radheshyam Maurya and Rakesh K. Singh and Kalpana Bharti and Jaya Chakravarty and Ashish R Parekh and Madhukar Rai and K. U. Vipin Kumar and Henry W. Murray},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={251-3}
}
Used with blood or serum, a new anti-K39 antibody immunochromatographic strip test (IT-Leish; DiaMed AG) proved sensitive (range, 99 to 100%) and specific (range, 95 to 100%) for the noninvasive serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India. Used with serum, the IT-Leish test and the existing Kalazar Detect test (InBios International, Inc.) yielded comparable results for symptomatic infection and identified apparent subclinical infection in 15 to 32% of healthy residents in a region where… CONTINUE READING

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