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Diffusion in gel-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay—a new serological test for leptospirosis
  1. RTM Cursons,
  2. PA Pyke
  1. Department of Pathology, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
  2. Department of Bacteriology, Hamilton Medical Laboratory, New Zealand


    A new serological test, diffusion in gel-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (DIG-ELISA) was developed and compared with the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) for the serological diagnosis of leptospirosis. The results suggest that DIG-ELISA is a viable alternative to the MAT because of its simplicity, sensitivity, versatility and potential for standardisation.

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