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Table 1 Categories for cutoff values of qPCR and ELISA

From: Canine leishmaniasis: the key points for qPCR result interpretation

qPCR result Parasites/ml of blood Parasites/ml of bone marrow ELISA result Titer (%)
Negative 0 0 Negative < 20
Low positive 0-10 0-100 Uncertain* 20-35
Medium positive 10-100 100-1,000 Low positive 35-80
High positive 100-1,000 1,000-10,000 Medium positive 80-150
Very high positive > 1,000 > 10,000 High positive > 150
  1. * This category was incorporated for the purpose of this study based on previous data (data not shown)