An ELISA IgG test. The microtiter plates are sensitized with soluble antigens of Leishmania infantum promastigotes.
For 1 or 2 serological analyses: at least 1 ml serum
For 3 to 5 serological analyses: at least 2 ml serum
The serum can be sent at room temperature, but the duration of transportation must be reduced as much as possible (avoid weekends or holidays).
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.
Once per week
Depends on the total number of requested analyses. See ‘How frequently do we perform this analysis’.
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
551810 / 551821
Laatste wijziging op: 06/09/2019