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Table 3 Performance results of serological tests for detection of antibodies against Histoplasma capsulatum

From: Validation of western blot for Histoplasma capsulatum antibody detection assay

Histoplasmosis Immunodifusion (ID)a Western blot (WB)a p-value** OR
H and M bands M band H and M bands M band
Proven (n = 54) 8 36 21 27 0.009 3.88
Provable (n = 64) 2 62 26 38 0.000 21.21
Total (n = 118) 10 98 47 65 0.000 7.08
  1. aCases non reagent: ID – 10 cases; WB – 6 cases; **p-value < 0.05 (Chi-square Test and Fisher Exact Test)