A latex agglutination test works in this manner: beads are coated with plasma antibodies unique to a particular pathogen.
What does LAT stand for?
LAT stands for Latex Agglutination Test (laboratory method)
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Detection of enterotoxigenic Clostridium perffringens in food and fecal samples with a duplex PCR and the slide latex agglutination test.
Laboratory-Confirmed Meningitis Cases and Etiology Of the 408 cases, bacterial meningitis was confirmed by PCR, culture, or latex agglutination test in 243 (59.
patients) + - + - + - + - HIV negative (20) 18 0 20 0 5 0 4 0 HIV infected (13) 1 8 0 9 0 1 1 0 * VL, visceral leishmaniasis; IFAT, indirect immunofluorescent antibody test, 1985-1994, DAT, direct antibody agglutination test, beginning in 1989, LATEX, latex agglutination test, 1996-2003; k39, recombinant k39 antigen detection test, beginning in 2002; +, positive result; -, negative result.
Direct identification of group A streptococci from throat swabs using latex agglutination tests may also be cost-effective for laboratories serving large outpatient populations where rapid testing may reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.
In addition, a PBP2 slide latex agglutination test (Oxoid, Haarlem, Netherlands) was positive for all three isolates.
Twelve (15%) of the 81 specimens tested positive; 10 were positive by both culture and latex agglutination test (5 Hib, 2 S.