What is the sensitivity and specificity of ELISA tests in the diagnosis schistosomiasis (bilharzia)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The sensitivity and specificity of ELISA tests currently in use are generally reported to be greater than 90% and 95%, respectively. Western blot tests are often used to confirm ELISA results. [46]


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