Rapid, noninvasive diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in India: Comparison of two immunochromatographic strip tests for detection of anti-K39 antibody Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Protozoan
  • Antigens, Protozoan
  • Leishmania
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral
  • Protozoan Proteins

abstract

  • 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 visceral leishmaniasis is highly endemic.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1351954

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.44.1.251-253.2006

PubMed ID

  • 16390983

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 251

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 44

number

  • 1