BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Evaluation of Novel Tools to Facilitate the Detection and Characterization of Leprosy Patients in China

Table 3

Analyses for agreement of results by the various test formats.

Patient classificationKappa test
Kappa value

MBNDO-LID versus ELISA1 withLID-1
NDO-BSA0.643<0.01
ND-O-LID1.000<0.01

PBLID-10.068ns3
NDO-BSA0.154ns
ND-O-LID0.029ns

MBNDO-LID versus WBA2 withLID-10.055ns
ML20440.055ns
ML20280.102ns

PBLID-10.377ns
ML20440.607<0.05
ML20280.441ns

1ELISA was determined as positive if mean OD of duplicate wells was >2 × EC mean OD.
2WBA were determined as positive if IFN concentration was >50 pg/mL.
3ns, not significant.