Publication: Microcapsule agglutination test for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in Thailand
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Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. Vol.92, No.7 (1998), 797-801
Y. Suputtamongkol, S. Sarawish, S. Silpasakorn, U. Potha, K. Silpapojakul, P. Naigowit (1998). Microcapsule agglutination test for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in Thailand. Retrieved from: https://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/handle/123456789/18422.
Microcapsule agglutination test for the diagnosis of leptospirosis in Thailand
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.