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

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
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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