• Journal Article

Use of an immunochromatographic dipstick test for rapid detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in sera from animal reservoir hosts

Citation

Cardinal, M. V., Reithinger, R., & G├╝rtler, R. E. (2006). Use of an immunochromatographic dipstick test for rapid detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in sera from animal reservoir hosts. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(8), 3005-7. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00552-06

Abstract

We evaluated an immunochromatographic dipstick test to detect Trypanosoma cruzi in canine serum samples from areas of endemicity (n = 141) and nonendemicity (n = 28) for Chagas' disease with known serological and xenodiagnostic test results. The dipstick test had a specificity of at least 94% and a sensitivity of at least 96%. The dipstick tested could become the first choice for screening purposes in disease surveillance or intervention programs.