Leishmania antibodies

Which test do we use?

An ELISA IgG test. The microtiter plates are sensitized with soluble antigens of Leishmania infantum promastigotes.

Sampling instructions

For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum

Storage conditions

The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).

Important advice

This ELISA is suitable for serological analysis of visceral leishmaniasis.

In case of an HIV co-infection, serology is often negative.In case of (muco)cutaneous leishmaniasis, antibodies often can’t be detected.

The form necessary to send samples is available on the Sciensano website.


1x / week

Reference values


Delivery time of the result

On average: 5 days


ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED


551810 / 551821



Laatste wijziging op: 13/07/2023