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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181-185  

Comparison of a dipstick enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with commercial assays for detection of Japanese encephalitis virus-specific IgM antibodies

A Shrivastva, NK Tripathi, M Parida, PK Dash, AM Jana, PV Lakshmana Rao 
 Division of Virology, Defense R and D Establishment, Jhansi Road, Gwalior, MP - 474 002, India

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A Shrivastva
Division of Virology, Defense R and D Establishment, Jhansi Road, Gwalior, MP - 474 002
India

Background: Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a major public health concern in Asia including India. Objectives: To evaluate an in-house developed dipstick enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test vis--vis two commercial kits for detection of JE virus-specific IgM antibodies. Setting and Design: Comparative study carried out in Research and Development centre. Materials and Methods: A total of 136 specimens comprising 84 serum and 52 CSF samples were tested by in-house dipstick ELISA, Pan-Bio IgM capture ELISA (Pan-Bio, Australia) and JEV CheX IgM capture ELISA (XCyton, India). Results: The overall agreement among all three tests was found to be 92% with both serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. The sensitivity of the dipstick ELISA was found to be 91% with serum and 89% with CSF samples respectively. The specificity of the dipstick ELISA with reference to both commercial assays was found to be 100% in serum and CSF samples in this study. Conclusions: The in-house dipstick ELISA with its comparable sensitivity and specificity can be used as a promising test in field conditions since it is simple, rapid and requires no specialized equipment.


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Shrivastva A, Tripathi N K, Parida M, Dash P K, Jana A M, Lakshmana Rao P V. Comparison of a dipstick enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with commercial assays for detection of Japanese encephalitis virus-specific IgM antibodies.J Postgrad Med 2008;54:181-185


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Shrivastva A, Tripathi N K, Parida M, Dash P K, Jana A M, Lakshmana Rao P V. Comparison of a dipstick enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with commercial assays for detection of Japanese encephalitis virus-specific IgM antibodies. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Oct 7 ];54:181-185
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