Serological diagnosis of Indian visceral leishmaniasis: direct agglutination test versus rK39 strip test.

@article{Sundar2006SerologicalDO,
  title={Serological diagnosis of Indian visceral leishmaniasis: direct agglutination test versus rK39 strip test.},
  author={Shyam Sundar and Rahul Kumar Singh and Radheshyam Maurya and Bijender Kumar and Amit Chhabra and Vikram Singh and Madhukar Rai},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={533-7}
}
We evaluated the direct agglutination test (DAT), using freeze-dried (FD) and aqueous (AQ) antigen, and the rK39 immunochromatographic strip test in the diagnosis of Indian visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Sera from 508 subjects (150 parasitologically confirmed patients with VL, 100 and 153 healthy controls drawn from non-endemic and endemic regions, respectively, and 105 patients with other diseases presenting with fever and/or splenomegaly) were tested. The sensitivity of the tests were as… CONTINUE READING