Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 3933 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded59    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-59

Comparison Of Latex Agglutination Test With Elisa And Electron Microscopy For Detection Of Human Rotavirus In Stool

Correspondence Address:
N.T Gokhale

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A Commercial latex agglutination (LA) test was compared with ELISA and electron microscopy (EM) for detection of rotavirus antigen in 100 stool specimens of children with acute diarrhoea. Eighty-five stool specimens (85%) were either positive or negative with all the three tests used while 15 specimens (15%) gave contradictory results. Only 1 specimen was positive by LA test but not the ELISA or EM. The Sensitivity of LA test was 45.8 percent (11 of 24), and that of EM was 98.6 percent (75 of 76), and that of EM was 100 percent (76 of 76). The ELISA test detected more positive (24) specimens than the EM (14) or the LA test (12). The sensitivity of LA test was found to be low, but it is highly specific and rapid, hence may be useful in certain situations.


Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04