Development of a rapid diagnostic kit that uses an immunochromatographic device to detect antibodies in human sparganosis.

A diagnostic kit using an immunochromatographic device was developed to replace the time-consuming immunodiagnostic methods for human sparganosis. The kit was found to be faster and easier to use than an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and showed higher sensitivity and specificity. It will be useful for the laboratory diagnosis of hospitalized cases of sparganosis.
AuthorsHiroshi Yamasaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong, Yasuyuki Morishima, Hiromu Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi Takayama, Yukuharu Kobayashi
JournalClinical and vaccine immunology : CVI (Clin Vaccine Immunol) Vol. 21 Issue 9 Pg. 1360-3 (Sep 2014) ISSN: 1556-679X [Electronic] United States
PMID24990912 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
CopyrightCopyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
Chemical References
  • Antibodies, Helminth
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Helminth (blood)
  • Diagnostic Tests, Routine (methods)
  • Humans
  • Immunochromatography (methods)
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sparganosis (diagnosis)
  • Sparganum (immunology)
  • Time Factors

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