Parasite serology: African trypanosomiasis

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.