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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-1  

Comparative evaluation of coagglutination and latex agglutination test (Rotalex kit) for detection of rota virus.

MS Mathur, GG Bhave 
 Dept of Microbiology, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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M S Mathur
Dept of Microbiology, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Coagglutination test was compared with commercially available latex agglutination test (Rotalex kit) for detection of rota virus in faecal samples from clinically suspected cases of viral gastroenteritis. Out of 80 test samples 16 (20%) and 20 (25.3%) were positive for rota virus antigen by Rotalex kit and coagglutination test respectively. All the 40 controls were negative for viral antigen by Rotalex kit and only one gave positive result by coagglutination test. Coagglutination test was found to be economical, sensitive and specific for screening and rapid diagnosis of Rota virus diarrhoea.


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Mathur M S, Bhave G G. Comparative evaluation of coagglutination and latex agglutination test (Rotalex kit) for detection of rota virus. J Postgrad Med 1993;39:130-1


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Mathur M S, Bhave G G. Comparative evaluation of coagglutination and latex agglutination test (Rotalex kit) for detection of rota virus. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1993 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];39:130-1
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