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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.

1Manuel P. Macapinlac
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, UP-CM


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
November 30, 1989


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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