TABLE 2.

Reported and observed sensitivities and specificities of the HEV ELISA and immunoblot assayc

Ig and assaySensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
Reported (n)Observed (type 1/type 3)Reported (n)Observed (n)
IgM
    ELISA95 (150) 38/100b97 (1,260)98 (167)
    Blotting86 (40)100/8899.5a (197)97 (65)
    Combination100/8899 (167)
IgG
    ELISA97 (103)100/8898 (917)93 (167)
    Blotting98 (40)100/10085.3a (197) 66 (65)b
    Combination100/10096 (167)
  • a Data from regions where HEV is not endemic.

  • b Values in boldface are significantly different from the reported values.

  • c n, number of samples tested.