Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of IgM antibodies in human leptospirosis

Marcos Vinícius da Silva Eide Dias Camargo Adelaide Jose Vaz Ana Maria Carvalho de Souza Mirthes Ueda Elena Emiko Sakata About the authors

An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies in human leptospirosis was evaluated. From the results obtained in this study, it may concluded that the IgM-ELISA is a suitable technique not only for the detection of low levels of antibody, but also for measurement of non-agglutinating antibodies undetectable by means of microscopic agglutination test.

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