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aureus by conventional susceptibility (oxacillin disc diffusion and oxacillin MIC) and molecular methods (PCR) and to evaluate latex agglutination test for the detection of PBP 2a and to compare the results of these tests for its sensitivity, specificity and rapidity.
CSF cultures, Gram stain, and latex agglutination tests (Wellcogen Bacterial Antigen Kit, Lenexa, KS, USA) were performed in the local hospitals.
Modified latex agglutination test for rapid detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in cerebrospinal fluid and direct serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
High sensitivity and specificity of the Pastorex latex agglutination test for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A during a clinical trial in Niger.
Food and Drug Administration clearance of a 510(k) application earlier this year, is a manual latex agglutination test that directly measures fibrinogen levels by utilizing the 45J monoclonal antibody, which is highly specific for fibrinogen.
Latex agglutination test (LAT) is the most commonly used serological method due to its simplicity in performance (14-17).
Identification was confirmed by detection of penicillin-binding protein 2a (PBP2a) by latex agglutination test (PBP2' Test Kit, Oxoid, Hants, UK).
Gram-positive cocci were detected in blood buffy coat of one patient, and a latex agglutination test of CSF indicated infection with S.
Latex agglutination tests (LATs) [3] first established in 1959 for the assay of serologic rheumatoid factor (2), commonly use latex microspheres with conjugated proteins to magnify effects of antigen-antibody interactions.