Author(s): Terpstra WJ, Ligthart GS, Schoone GJ
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Abstract An enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay (ELISA) is described for the serodiagnosis of leptospirosis. Using an antigen prepared from a heated culture of a single leptospira strain (Wijnberg) the ELISA is a genusspecific test. The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) served as a reference. ELISA and MAT results agreed in 95\% of the sera from 96 leptospirosis patients. One false positive was found in 217 controls. The ELISA is sensitive, specific and relatively easy to perform.
This article was published in Zentralbl Bakteriol A
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology