Table 2.

Comparison of SAT to IgM ELISA and MAT for the detection of antibodies in serial serum samples from 108 patients with leptospirosis

SAT resultsNo. of serum samples with the indicated result by the following test:
IgM ELISAMAT
PositiveNegativePositiveaNegative
First serum sampleb
 Positive6554327
 Negative335335
Second serum samplec
 Positive10021002
 Negative1533
Third serum sampled
 Positive441450
 Negative1010
  • a Titer, ≥1:100.

  • b Collected at between 1 and 35 days after the onset of infection (mean, 6 days).

  • c Collected at between 3 and 77 days after the onset of infection (mean, 17 days).

  • d Collected at between 4 and 110 days after the onset of infection (mean, 28 days).