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<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>A Sri Lankan fever cohort (<jats:italic>n</jats:italic>= 292 patients; 17.8% prevalence) was used to assess two standard diagnostic Chikungunya IgM tests. The immunochromatographic test (ICT) acute sample sensitivity (SN) was 1.9 to 3.9%, and specificity (SP) was 92.5 to 95.0%. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) gave an acute sample SN of 3.9% and an SP of 92.5% and a convalescent sample SN of 84% and an SP of 91%. These assays are not suitable for the acute diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/cvi.05288-11

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

10/2011

Volume

18

Pages

1773 - 1775