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<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>The diagnostic utility of immunochromatographic (Leptotek) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA; Panbio) tests for the detection of <jats:italic>Leptospira</jats:italic> immunoglobulin M antibodies was assessed in febrile adults admitted in Vientiane, Laos. Both tests demonstrated poor diagnostic accuracy using admission serum (Leptotek sensitivity of 47.3% and specificity of 75.5%: ELISA sensitivity of 60.9% and specificity of 65.6%) compared to the <jats:italic>Leptospira</jats:italic> “gold standard” microscopic agglutination test.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/cvi.00219-06

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

10/2006

Volume

13

Pages

1166 - 1169