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Table 2 Fast agglutination screening test (FAST) 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

Patient group FAST negative Fast Positive Total (n)
1 – Confirmed AVL 0 16 16
2 – Suspected AVL 20 79 99
3 – Confirmed CL 82 3 85
4 – Confirmed Chagas' disease 6 6 12
5 – Confirmed trypanosomiasis 4 1 5
6 – Confirmed malaria 5 0 5
7 – Confirmed toxoplasmosis 5 0 5
8 – Healthy endemic controls 18 1 19
9 – Healthy non-endemic controls 5 0 5