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Table 2 Sensitivities of different methods used in the detection of canine infection with Leishmania in Jiuzhaigou

From: The prevalence of canine Leishmania infantum infection in western China detected by PCR and serological tests

  ELISA (%) Dipstick (%) PCR (%) Total (%)
Symptomatic dogs (6) 5 (83.3) 3 (50) 6 (100) 6 (100)
Asymptomatic dogs (100) 34 (34) 7 (7) 49 (49) 57 (57)
Total (106) 39 10 55 63
% 36.79% 9.43% 51.88% 59.43%
Sensitivity* 61.90% 15.87% 87.30% -
  1. *: Sensitivities were calculated as the number of positive cases of one method against total number of positive cases by at least one method.