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May 1972

The Antistreptolysin O Latex Test: A Microadaptation Screening Method

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Immunoserology Section, Children's Hospital, Denver.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(5):462-464. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110110090006

A latex agglutination slide test for antistreptolysin O and a microadaptation of that test designed for pediatric office use were compared to a standard tube dilution hemolysis method. Both slide tests proved to be valuable screening devices with no false-negative reactions and a false-positive rate of about 33%.

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