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Table 2 Comparison of diagnostic test specificity

From: A multicentric evaluation of the recombinant Leishmania infantum antigen-based immunochromatographic assay for the serodiagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis

Serum sample Comparison of diagnostic test specificity (CI) [n/N]
  EIE®LVC DPP® LVC DPP rLci1A DPP rLci2B DPP rLci1A/rLci2B
L. braziliensis 25% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(5–70) (57–100) (57–100) (57–100) (57–100)
[3/4] [0/5] [0/5] [0/5] [0/5]
T. cruzi 50% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(15–85) (57–100) (57–100) (57–100) (57–100)
[2/4] [0/5] [0/5] [0/5] [0/5]
E. canis 67% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(30–90) (61–100) (61–100) (61–100) (61–100)
[2/6] [0/6] [0/6] [0/6] [0/6]
B. canis 50% 100% 100% 100% 100%
(15–85) (51–100) (51–100) (51–100) (51–100)
  [2/4] [0/4] [0/4] [0/4] [0/4]
Negative dogs 88% 95% 100% 100% 100%
(66–97) (76–99) (84–100) (84-100 (84–100)
[2/17] [1/20] [0/20] [0/20] [0/20]
Total 26% 97.5% 100% 100% 100%
  (14–42) (87–100) (91–100) (91–100) (91–100)
  [26/35] [1/40] [0/40] [0/40] [0/40]
  1. Abbreviations: C = confidence interval, n = number of sera that tested positive, N = number of sera evaluated.