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Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 07 January 2015
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161105085949

The use of latex agglutination test for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis meningitis.

Manuel P. Macapinlac

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The developed latex agglutination test (LAT) was tested for sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value using 26 cerebrospinal fluid samples with confirmed TB meningitis. Test results indicated a 23.8% sensitivity, 92% specificity and a 90.9% predicitive value. Further assessment of the test's validity and reliability is recommended to obtain actual sensitivity and specificity values.

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
November 30, 1989

Objectives

The project will develop a fast method of diagnosing tuberculosis meningitis that has a better sensitivity than acid fast staining and culture method.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library PRP 133 Abstract Print Format (Request Document)