TABLE 1.

Sensitivity and specificity of the latex agglutination assay

Group of specimensLatex assay result (95% CI)MAT % sensitivity for acute-phase specimens (95% CI)
% Case sensitivity% Specificity% Sensitivity for acute-phase specimens
Banked specimen panel85 (70-94)81 (73-87)40 (25-57)23 (11-38)
Barbados patients88 (72-97)98 (95-100)52 (31-72)40 (21-61)