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Table 1 Direct agglutination test (DAT) results for anti-Leishmania antibodies in various patients groups.

From: Application of Direct Agglutination Test (DAT) and Fast Agglutination Screening Test (FAST) for sero-diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in endemic area of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  Serial dilution series
Patient group ≤ 800 1600 3200 6400 12800 25600 51200 102.400 Total (n)
1 confirmed AVL - - 1 - 4 1 3 7 16
2 suspected AVL 22 - 3 9 8 15 5 37 99
3 confirmed CL 84 - 1 - - - - - 85
4 confirmed Chagas' disease 10 2 - - - - - - 12
5 confirmed trypanosomiasis 5 - - - - - - - 5
6 confirmed malaria 5 - - - - - - - 5
7 confirmed toxoplasmosis 5 - - - - - - - 5
8 healthy endemic controls 19 - - - - - - - 19
9 healthy non-endemic controls 5 - - - - - - - 5