A comparison of IHA and ELISA tests in the detection of antibodies to entamoeba histolytica.

G. Filice, G. Carnevale, V. Meroni, M. Barcella, G. Carosi

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Abstract

In this report we have evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of IHA and ELISA for the detection of anti-amebic antibodies in the serum samples of 147 patients with poor mental and hygienic status hospitalized in mental institutions. Our data have demonstrated a positive agreement between ELISA and IHA on positive sera. The major drawback of IHA is the occurrence of false negative results, 13/82 sera negative in IHA (less than 1/128) are positive in the ELISA. Furthermore, the ELISA is useful for serological diagnosis of amebiasis in the laboratories of low endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese
Volume63
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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