Easy Test for Visceral Leishmaniasis and Post–Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis
Samiran Saha, Ramaprasad Goswami, Netai Pramanik, Subhasis K. Guha, Bibhuti Saha, Mehebubar Rahman, Sudeshna Mallick, Dolanchampa Modak, Fernando O. Silva, Ivete L. Mendonca, Dorcas L. Costa, Carlos H. N. Costa, and Nahid Ali
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India (S. Saha, N. Ali); School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata (R. Goswami, N. Pramanik, S.K. Guha, B. Saha, M. Rahman, S. Mallick, D. Modak); Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Brazil (F.O. Silva, I.L. Mendonca, D.L. Costa, C.H.N. Costa)
Figure. Representative results of ELISA and dipstick testing. A) Samples underwent ELISA in duplicate. Upper panel, positive samples in duplicate (1–2 and 3–4) in wells A–H, except A1–A2 (blank), and G3–G4 and H3–H4 (negative controls). Wells in columns 5–10 represent different negative controls in duplicate (5–6, 7–8, and 9–10), except F9–F10, G9–G10, H9–H10, and all wells in columns 11–12 (unused wells). Lower panel, the reference color card: a, positive; b, negative; c, blank. B) Dipstick test results. The left color band is the internal control line; the right color band is the test line.
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.