IFA used for T.b.rhodesiense queries. IgG antibodies detected.
CATT used for T.b.gambiense queries:
- In-house verification SENSITIVITY 100%
- In-house verification SPECIFICITY 98%
Travel history and clinical details are required to determine which test is performed.
Cross-reactions may occur between trypanosome & leishmania serology.
CSF samples can also be tested for African trypanosomiasis antibodies.