We analyzed the accuracy of Chagas Quick Test®, a rapid diagnostic test, for the diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease through a retrospective study on a cohort of 669 patients consecutively examined at a single reference center in Italy, during a 7-year period. We observed high concordance with serological reference standard but low accuracy for screening purposes (sensitivity/specificity: 82.8%/98.7%) at least in our nonendemic context.

Accuracy of a Rapid Diagnostic Test (Cypress Chagas Quick Test®) for the Diagnosis of Chronic Chagas Disease in a Nonendemic Area: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study

Angheben, Andrea;Bisoffi, Zeno
2017

Abstract

We analyzed the accuracy of Chagas Quick Test®, a rapid diagnostic test, for the diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease through a retrospective study on a cohort of 669 patients consecutively examined at a single reference center in Italy, during a 7-year period. We observed high concordance with serological reference standard but low accuracy for screening purposes (sensitivity/specificity: 82.8%/98.7%) at least in our nonendemic context.
Adult; Chagas Disease; Chronic Disease; Diagnostic Tests, Routine; Female; Humans; Italy; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; Sensitivity and Specificity; Young Adult
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