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CHAGAS DISEASE Overwiev Diagnosis Proposals for WHO Ref.Preparation Alejandro O. Luquetti Laboratório de Pesquisa em Doença de Chagas Hospital das Clínicas.

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1 CHAGAS DISEASE Overwiev Diagnosis Proposals for WHO Ref.Preparation Alejandro O. Luquetti Laboratório de Pesquisa em Doença de Chagas Hospital das Clínicas e Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública, Universidade Federal de Goiás Brasil

2 DIAGNOSIS OF CHAGAS DISEASE LABORATORIAL DIAGNOSIS -ONLY TWO PHASES RECOGNIZED -ACUTE -Vectorial, Blood, Organ, -Congenital, Oral, - Accidental, Reactivation -CHRONIC-Cardiac form, Indetermined -Digestive form, associated -BOTH VERY DIFFERENT, INCLUDING LABORATORY TESTS EMPLOYED

3 DIAGNOSIS OF CHAGAS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS (Acute and chronic phase) A)EPIDEMIOLOGY B)CLINICAL FINDINGS C)LABORATORY TESTS -All should fit

4 DIAGNOSIS OF CHAGAS DISEASE LABORATORIAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE CRHONIC PHASE - Antibodies anti-T.cruzi present in > 98% - Parasites present in no more than 50%, even with PCR - The parasitemia is usually low or absent, inconstant, variable, erratic, and even if there, not necessarily present at the sample (# from Ab) - Solutions versus suspensions

5 DIAGNOSIS OF CHAGAS DISEASE SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS - Presence of Ab in constant concentration in a given individual - Conventional tests (ELISA, IIF, IHA) in use since Great cumulated experience in all endemic countries - Performance depends of good quality kits and good Laboratory practice - Most with no purified antigen - Problems (few) of specificity mainly with leishmaniosis

6 SEROLOGY IN NON-TREATED CHAGASIC PATIENTS FOLLOW UP OF CHRONIC PHASE, CARDIAC FORM, NON TREATED PATIENT MJS, female, 32 sera collected during 23 years DateAgeYeELISAIFIHAIBIOFIOWIEIgMRR <5P P P <5P P P P P P P P

7 SEROLOGY IN NON-TREATED CHAGASIC PATIENTS FOLLOW UP OF CHRONIC PHASE, CARDIAC FORM, NON TREATED PATIENT ICD, female, 32 sera collected during 13 years DateAgeYeELISAIFIHAIBIOFIOWIEIgMRR P P P P P P P P P P P

8 SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION THE QUESTION OF T. cruzi I and II & SEROLOGY -As known: T. cruzi I: homogeneous, north Amazonas river, Rhodn. isolated humans and silvatic, didelphis, palm trees, also sylvatic below Amazonas, some humans double infection, only appears on immunosupression or tissues, easy treatment T. cruzi II:b: homogeneous, humans east Brazil, associatedmegaesophagus, low congenital(<1%), severe cardiopathy, difficult treatm. Years Neg. a: silvatic, armadillo, soil(Z3), P.genic. c: hybrid? d & e: hybrids: south BR, AR, UR, PY, BO, CH, easy response treatment, incl.Nf congenital5%, megacolon & card.

9 Plasma units anti-T. cruzi positive for ELISA, HAI, IFI and RIPA/Western Blot from North country (e.g. Colombia, Mexico). Plasma units anti-T. cruzi positive for ELISA, HAI, IFI and RIPA/Western Blot from South country (e.g. Bolivia, Brasil). (courtesy Dr. G. Schmuñis) Development of the WHO International Reference T.cruzi Panel: CANDIDATE MATERIALS: T. cruzi I T. cruzi IIa T. cruzi IIb T. cruzi IIc T. cruzi IId T. cruzi IIe Linajes filogenéticos de Trypanosoma cruzi Adaptado de Souto et al. 1996; Fernandes et al. 1998; Brisse et al. 2000, TCII TCI

10 SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION THE QUESTION OF T.cruzi I & II AND SEROLOGY -A: T. cruzi II and reagents made from T. cruzi II: ok -B: T. cruzi II and reagents made from T.c I not extensively tested Our experience (IFI, ELISA) strain Queretaro: similar results (?) -C: T.cruzi I and reagents made from T.cI: ok (MX, CO) -D: T.cruzi I and reagents made from T.cII: some (MX, HN, CO, VE) ok other (MX, CO) low reactivity some sera Our experience: ok (MX, HN, CO, VZ,)

11 SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION DIAGNOSIS IN EACH SITUATION 1)DIAGNOSIS OF A PATIENT - Send by physician, for clarify etiology - Select tests with higher specificity - Avoid false positive, psychological and/or legal consequences - Use two tests of different principles, conventional or one conventional and the other rapid, or 1 ELISA crude + ELISA recomb. - Valorize titers - If both positive, at higher titers, result could be signed

12 CHAGAS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION BY T. cruzi IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS 2) DONOR EXCLUSION - Blood bank: need to offer a good quality product - Use of kits with high sensitivity - Avoid false-negative, legal consequences - Use of two tests of different principle, convencional one should be ELISA + IIF or IHA or rapid test - Use one test, ELISA, only if a proper external quality control exist - If both NEGATIVE, blood may be used

13 LABORATOY DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION RELIABLE RESULTS IN SEROLOGY –Matherials: approved kit, retested for lot at the lab(internal panel with low positives and high negatives Good laboratory practices: temperatures, pH, etc. POP : description of each procedure, in detail –Methods: Programs of technical training (Telelab) –Quality: Lab ought to participate in an External Quality Control Programme, provided that: This programm send at least 2 panels/year The Lab should be approved

14 LABORATOY DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION PROGRAMS of EXTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL –Initial difficulty to mount serum panels (AR/CH/BR/PY) Meeting OPS-BH 1994) –Difficult to obtain panels in non endemic countries –Initiative of OPS/PANEL São Paulo (BR) 1995 –Programm operative in >18 countries –Priority in reccommendations of South Cone (1999) –Programms of Hemotherapy Societies (AR, BR) –Programm of MPH, BR, COSAH>ANVISA (2001)

15 LABORATOY DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION CONTROL QUALITY PROGRAM OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, BR FOR EXTERNAL CONTROL IN BLOOD BANKS –Joint venture National Agency of Sanitary Surveill./Fiocruz –Both belong to Ministery of Health, coordination, execution –Technical Committee, 1 by area (syphilis, HIV, etc) –Several meetings/year, evaluation of results by marker –Three panels/year (6x3) – by post –Started on 2000, processed plasma bags (2005) –From 2001 to 2008, 19 evaluations, of 135 services (90% public) –Increase in results, from 3,6 % to 0,9% discordances.) –Indirectly detected problems with different lots of used kits

16 LABORATOY DIAGNOSIS OF T. cruzi INFECTION EVALUATION OF ELISA KITS AVAILABLE IN BRAZIL –Study performed by Lab Coordination, Min.Health –Bought all certified kits available in Brazil (n=12) –Selection of 152 sera (half negative) –Blind tests by 4 labs: MG, PE, MS, GO –Kappa index of 0,71 to 0,98. Sensitivity 0,97 a 1,0 –6 kits sensitivity = 1,0. 5 kits = 0,99. 1 kit =0,97. –Trades: Adaltis, Bioma, Biomerieux, Bioschil, Biozima, –Ebram, Hemagen, Omega, REM, Wama, Wiener –This study allows to exclude some trades, based on published data (www.

17 CHAGAS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION BY T. cruzi IEIN EACH SITUATION 3)DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL TRANSMISSION - Send by pediatritian, to exclude transmission from the mother - Reassure that mother is really infected: serology previously or, serology of blood from umbilical cord: if negative, no transm. - Look for parasites in the new-born (micro-hematocrit) - Positive serological tests, only indicate maternal transference - IgM (IIF not recomended). Anti-SAPA not available - Better advise physician for new sample at 6-8 months: - If IgG present, transmission is proved and child ought to be treated.

18 SITUAÇÃO ATUAL DA DOENÇA DE CHAGAS SEROLOGIA EN LACTANTES DE MADRES INFECTADAS -RESULTADOS OBTENIDOS EN 56 LACTANTES - Suero del primer mes: títulos muy elevados, similares a los de la madre: (n=17) IFI Elisa: 2,6 HAI 256 PaGIA pos - Suero del segundo mes: IFI 320 Elisa: 1,5 HAI 16 PaGIA variab - Suero del tercer mes: IFI 80 Elisa: 1,2 HAI 8 PaGIA variab - Suero del cuarto mes: IFI 40 Elisa: 0,6 HAI 4 PaGIA neg - Suero del 6o.mes(n=13):IFI 10 a 40 Elisa: 0,6 HAI <4 PaGia neg - Suero del 7o. mes(n=9): IFI <10 Elisa 0,4 HAI <2 PaGIA neg - Suero del 8o. mes(n=8): IFI<10 Elisa 0,4 HAI<2 PaGIA negativo

19 CHAGAS DISEASE DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION BY T. cruzi IN EACH CONTEXT 4) FOLLOW UP OF A SPECIFICALLY TREATED - Send by physician, looking for cure - Cure is possible in all newborns, 60% of acute phase and children and up to 25% of adults, after benznidazol x 60 days - Cure criteria is abscence of antibodies, formerly present - Time to attain: months in congenital, years in acute/children and decades in adults - For these, need to preserve previous sera with glicerol - To procede in parallel com os soros anteriores e o atual

20 SITUAÇÃO ATUAL DA DOENÇA DE CHAGAS DIAGNÓSTICO DA INFECÇÃO PELO T. cruzi EM CADA SITUAÇÃO 4) SEGUIMENTO DE INFECTADO TRATADO 50 dias de inicio sintomas - Exemplos de viragem de títulos: Fase aguda. IgM 1o. Soro 640. Subclasses <10 DataIdadeELISAIFIHAI HAI+2ME ELISA Biolab ELISA Fiocruz <1016< < <10< <1016<

21 SITUAÇÃO ATUAL DA DOENÇA DE CHAGAS DIAGNÓSTICO DA INFECÇÃO PELO T. cruzi EM CADA SITUAÇÃO 4) SEGUIMENTO DE INFECTADO TRATADO - Exemplos de viragem de títulos: Fase aguda VRSA DataIdadeELISAIFIHAI HAI+2ME ELISA Biolab ELISA Fiocruz < < <

22 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS WHO INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE PREPARATION - Biological standard: measure concentration of substance that cannot be characterised by chemical and physical methods -International standard: preparation to which an International Unit has been assigned - WHO holds a number of reference sera for several diseases (syphilis, hepatitis, etc.). Also, vaccines, toxoids. Chagas is not included. -Expert Committee on Biological Standardization meets once a year. Each preparation is analised, as well as candidates and substitutions need to be aproved.

23 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS WHO INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE PREPARATION - The Expert Committee on Biological Standardization, note the absence of a Biological standard (serum) on Chagas disease (Dr. Padilla). - A WHO Consultation on International Biological reference preparations for Chagas diagnostic tests was launched. - This meeting was held previously to the annual meeting, from 2 to 3 July 2007, in Geneve, with 33 participants (half specialists) and 4 industries. - After 2 days of presentations and discussion, a Coordinating Group was elected with AL, Brazil as Chairman, Carmen Guzmán, Mexico and Marcia Otani, São Paulo) to support the development of the reference panel. -After some preliminary experiments, the proposals of the group were presented by the chairman at the meeting of the Expert Committe, 8-12 october, 2007.

24 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS WHAT WE NEED? Some misunderstanig on the circuntances a reference serum is employed, aroused. STEPS ON THE NEED FOR A RELIABLE PREPARATION. WHAT FOR? - Any organization working in diagnosis of an infectious disease need to have a suitable, reliable, serum, from a surely infected patient, the same used in different countries. -A) idea (thinkers): university/foundation: creates a diagnostic test in a support, with selected antigens and get good results > publication (in house phase). -B) building (makers): an industry start to invest and gets a reliable test, with reproducible results. -C) application (users): blood banks/diagnostic labs buy the product (kit) and get reliable and repetitive results -B and C need reliable sera for quality control

25 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS WHAT WE NEED? KINDS OF REFERENCE SERA AND PANEL OF SERA CHARACT.INTERNATIONALPANEL OF PANEL FOR REFERENCESERA FOR EXTERNAL SERUMTEST KITSQUALITY CONTROL Nr. samples012006/panel Volume/aliquot0.5/1.0 mL0.5/1.0 mL0.5/1.0 mL Renewal each 5 years1 yeareach 4 months Nr. samples/5 y x3x5y=90 Total volume2/3 L/sample2-5 mLIf 100 labs=100 mL/each Origin of serumblood donorsmay be patientsblood donors Mixturesneeded, fewnot recommend.Not recommended Strenghtmediummixed(high+low)medium Etical issuesinformed consentinformed consentinformed consent

26 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS ACCORDING TO RECCOMENDATIONS OF THE CONSULTATION GROUP - Need for two Reactive sera. TcI & TcII. - Need for a negative control. Check if exists for other diseases. Perhaps a naive requirement - Consensus in the antibody concentration, for both reactive. Should be relatively low, not high. - In a scale (IFI) from 1/80 to 1/10.240, In ELISA, O.D. 2 – 2 ½ higher than cut-off - Need 2 different sources, i.e. Mexico & Brazil

27 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS ACCORDING TO RECCOMENDATIONS OF THE CONSULTATION GROUP - Need 1.5 – 3.0 L (3.000 vials with 0,5 – 1,0 mL/each. - Operational and etical problems, if from single, infected. - More feasible from a pool of few positives. - Alternatively, (or/and) start from high responder donor, dilute with negative, look for end point. - Explore both, pool of high titer, then diluted

28 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS ACCORDING TO RECCOMENDATIONS OF THE CONSULTATION GROUP - First issue: is possible to dilute a high ab concentration sera, and, until what dilution, without loose titer? - A well doccumented serum from an infected and another from non-infected were experimented, as follows: - 1:1 (final dilution 1/2, i.e. 100 uL posit.+ 100uL negative) - 1:2; 1:3, 1:4, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20, 1:50, 1:100 - results showed clearly positive up to 1:5 - 1:10. - higher dilutions were not possible to use.

29 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS FOR EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF SERUM DILUTION - DILELISAEL.BioEL.WieIIFConclusion ratioratioratiotiter Positive pure /5120approve (as positive) - P(1)+N(1)1: /2560 ok - P(1)+N(2)1: /1280 ok - P(1)+N(3)1: /640 ok - P(1)+N(4)1: /640 ok - P(1)+N(9)1: /320 to discuss - P(1)+N(49)1: /80bord/not useful - P(1)+N(99)1: /10negative/not to use - Negativepure 0, <1/10approved (as negative)

30 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS FOR EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF SERUM DILUTION (Exp. Done in Mexico, by Dr.Gusman) - DILELISAELISA 2Conclusion - Positive pure approved (as positive) - P(1)+N(1)1: ok - P(1)+N(2)1: ok - P(1)+N(3)1: ok - P(1)+N(4)1: ok - P(1)+N(9)1: to discuss - P(1)+N(49)1: Bord/not useful - P(1)+N(99)1: negative/not to use

31 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS BRAZILIAN SELECTION OF SAMPLES FOR PREPARATION OF WHO REF. SERA - All samples from Hemocentro, São Paulo, HC, USP. - Selection performed by one member of the coordinating group, Dr. M.Otani - 4 plasmas selected primarily -Identification,date collection,date born,place/localitysex, epidemiology -A) ,190307, , La Canela (Chile), male, residence SP. -B) , , , Januaria, MG, femaleendemic until 28y, female, maternal uncle Chagas -C) , D) , , , Buique, PE, femaleendemic until 40y - first ELISELISA2,duplicELISA 3IIF(SP)ElWiIIF (GO)Conclusion - A) 0162,05/0,26 1, /0,252.40/0,261/6408.3>1/5120 SUITABLE - B) /0, / /0.261/1608.1>1/5120SUITABLE - C) /0, /0,261,54/0.261/ /1280 wait - D) / /0,261.24/0.261/ /1280SUITABLE

32 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS PRELIMINARY MIXTURES FOR PREPARATION OF A REFERENCE SERUM, BRAZIL (Dr. Marcia Otani) -Serum A+ serum B + serum D + neg serum = mixture A. -60 mL+180 mL+ 60 mL mL=1.500 mL -São PauloGoiania - ElLemosARElBiomerELISA 2ElWien IIF / / /0.36 1/1280 -RI 4, ,3 -Comments: technically acceptable preparation.

33 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS NEXT STEPS FOR A REFERENCE PANEL OF SERA (2007) (presented to the Expert Comittee on Biological Standardization, October, 2007) - Mexico is planning to send the 1,5 L of a pool of 5 donors in nov. - To discuss the need for a negative control for endemic area - To re-check for absence of HIV, hepatitis B, other markers - To check each one of the mixtures with IHA, different trades of IIF - To check with ELISAS available in BR, AR, PY, CH, MX. - To check results with rapid tests available - To check for Reumatoid Factor and IgM anti-T.cruzi - To send pools for liophilization. - To distribute samples to different industries/manufacturers x analysis

34 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS NEXT STEPS FOR A REFERENCE PANEL OF SERA (2008) -WHERE WE ARE? (OCTOBER 2008) - After one year of presentation to the Expert Committee: - Mexico made progress by sending to São Paulo the 1,5 L of serum from several donors. - Samples are frozen down, waiting orders/authorization from WHO/Geneve. - Due to administrative problems in WHO, the meeting of Chagas was posponed. - Due to the same problems the Expert Committee was held in october, no Chagas -NEXT STEPS: - To check preparations with ELISAS available in BR, AR, PY, CH, MX, US. - To check results with rapid tests available -To send pools for liophilization. - To distribute samples to different industries/manufacturers for analysis

35 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS FINALLY, WHAT DO WE NEED? - A lyophylized batch of aprox. 1,500 aliquots of serum, with 0.5 – 1.0 mL each, with antibodies anti-T.cruzi in such a concentration that most/all available, good quality reagents prepared with T.cruzi 2 Ag will be able to detect. This serum will be prepared from T.cruzi 2 patients. - To prepare a similar batch from sera from donors of T.c 1 area - As these preparations may be used for calibration of reagents, they should not have high concentration of Ab, but enough to allow their detection by most already known kits, without further manipulation. - We will not prepare panels of sera, but a single pair of reference sera - Even if some wanted to have also a negative control, we do not agree - These preparations will be available to all those who need a stable and reliable sample of serum with antibodies against T. cruzi

36 PROPOSAL OF A REFERENCE PANEL FOR CHAGAS FINALLY, WHAT DO WE NEED? FOR WHOM? - These preparations will be available to all those who need a stable and reliable sample of serum with antibodies against T. cruzi (under WHO regulations) - 1) Blood banks, to calibrate their reagents and prepare a panel -2) Diagnosis labs, for same purposes -3) Manufacturers, to have a reference sample to test against new panels of sera. -(suggested use: 2 – 3 times / year, together with internal controls, when new reagents are employed or new lots)


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