Author(s): Robinson JS, Featherstone D, Vasanthapuram R, Biggerstaff BJ, Desai A,
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Abstract We evaluated performance of three commercial Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) IgM antibody capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MAC ELISA) kits with a panel of serological specimens collected during a surveillance project of acute encephalitis syndrome in India and acute meningitis and encephalitis syndrome in Bangladesh. The serum and cerebral spinal fluid specimens had been referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing. The CDC results and specimen classifications were considered the reference standard. All three commercial kits had high specificity (95-99.5\%), but low sensitivities, ranging from 17-57\%, with both serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples. Specific factors contributing to low sensitivity compared with the CDC ELISA could not be determined through further analysis of the limits and dilution end points of IgM detection.
This article was published in Am J Trop Med Hyg
and referenced in Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy