Immunodiagnosis of infection with Schistosoma mansoni: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibody to circulating antigen.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A circulating antigen, a negatively charged polysaccharide from the trematode Schistosoma mansoni, was noncovalently bound to the surface of poly(L-lysine)-coated wells in polystyrene trays, which were then used in a micro-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. The method provides an immunodiagnostic test for schistosomiasis of exceptional sensitivity with a high degree of specificity. Comparison of Bell egg counts and ELISA titers revealed a good correlation (r congruent to 0.80) in young individuals with low to moderate worm burdens, but this relationship was less marked in older individuals or those with high egg counts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelsoe, GH; Weller, TH

Published Date

  • November 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 5715 - 5717

PubMed ID

  • 364488

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC393039

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.75.11.5715


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States