Performance of a latex agglutination test in the diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis by rotavirus

Desempenho do teste de aglutinação em látex para o diagnóstico de gastroenterite aguda por rotavírus

The aim of this work was to determine the performance of latex agglutination test (LAT) for evaluating children acute gastroenteritis by rotavirus. The LAT showed good sensitivity, as well as specificity and predictive positive value and due to its simplicity and speed, it has been suitable for rotavirus diagnosis in hospital laboratories.

Rotavirus; diagnosis; latex agglutination test; poliacrylamide gel electrophoresis


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