Bulletin of the World Health Organization

A point-of-care test for measles diagnosis: detection of measles-specific IgM antibodies and viral nucleic acid

Lenesha Warrener, Rimantas Slibinskas, Kaw Bing Chua, Wondatir Nigatu, Kevin E Brown, Kestutis Sasnauskas, Dhanraj Samuel & David Brown

Volume 89, Number 9, September 2011, 675-682

Table 1. Comparison of the results obtained for 170 serum specimens with point-of-care test (POCT) for the detection of measles-specific IgM and with measles- and rubella-specific IgM capture enzyme immunoassays (EIAs)

EIA result
POCT result
Measles Rubella Positive Negative
Positive 5 2
Equivocal 0 1 76


Negative Positive 5 69
Equivocal 0 3 94
Negative 1 16
Total 170