Serology is the mainstay of diagnosis in Dengue virus infection. Various rapid tests for antibody detection have been developed. They can prove to be important diagnostic tools especially in the field set up due to technical simplicity. We evaluated a Rapid immunochromatographic assay The rapid test was performed on acute phase sera collected from patients suspected to be suffering from Dengue fever/DHF. These samples were then tested by Dengue Duo Capture ELISA and compared The rapid test showed a good sensitivity for the detection of secondary dengue infection and thus can be a good screening tool.
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology 02/2003; 46(1):127-8. · 0.64 Impact Factor