Use of patient-specific Leptospira isolates in the diagnosis of leptospirosis employing microscopic agglutination testing (MAT).

@article{Murray2011UseOP,
  title={Use of patient-specific Leptospira isolates in the diagnosis of leptospirosis employing microscopic agglutination testing (MAT).},
  author={Clinton K. Murray and Michael R. Gray and Katrin Mende and Tina M Parker and Ahmed Samir and Bassem Abdel Rahman and Engy Emil Habashy and Duane R. Hospenthal and Guillermo Pimentel},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={209-13}
}
Given the protean manifestations of leptospirosis, adequate laboratory support for diagnosis is necessary. Traditionally, the gold standard is the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) using a panel of Leptospira isolates representing a broad range of serogroups and serovars. It has been proposed that screening with serovars circulating in a region would… CONTINUE READING