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Title: Microcapsule agglutination test for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in Thailand
Authors: Y. Suputtamongkol
S. Sarawish
S. Silpasakorn
U. Potha
K. Silpapojakul
P. Naigowit
Mahidol University
Prince of Songkla University
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1998
Citation: Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. Vol.92, No.7 (1998), 797-801
Abstract: Sera from 82 cases of leptospirosis (confirmed by micro-agglutination tests or IFAT) and 108 patients with other diseases were investigated using the microcapsule agglutination test (MCAT) for leptospirosis. The overall sensitivity (90.2%), specificity (96.3%), positive predictive value (94.9%), negative predictive value (92.9%), and accuracy of the MCAT (93.7%) were encouraging. MCAT is simple, can be performed by unskilled personnel with minimum laboratory facilities, and produces results in 3 h. MCAT would be a reliable serodiagnostic test for rapidly screening individuals for leptospirosis, in various geographical areas of Thailand.
ISSN: 00034983
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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