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1-5 working days
Our tapeworm enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detects clinically relevant IgG(T) antibodies in equine serum against secreted antigens of Anoplocephala perfoliata.
The assay uses an integral calibration curve, which converts the absorbance readings into serum scores. This helps to eliminate normal day-to-day variations in absolute absorbance values, making the ELISA robust and repeatable.
Results are reported as low scores (<2.7), moderate (2.7 – 6.3) or high (>6.3) tapeworm burdens.
|Burden Group||Tapeworm cut-off||Serum Tapeworm Score cut-off||Sensitivity||Specificity|
IgG titres may remain high for 12-16 weeks after treatment of infection, and repeat sampling can also be complicated by re-infection.
The assay has been developed in collaboration with Equisal and the serum assay and salivary assay gave similar results for sensitivity and specificity of detection of tapeworms in a postmortem validation study.