A latex slide agglutination test for rapid detection of antimyeloperoxidase antibody.

Abstract

AIM To develop and test a new latex slide agglutination test (MPO-LSAT) to detect antimyeloperoxidase (anti-MPO) antibody in serum. METHODS Latex bead coating was adjusted to give maximum sensitivity by attending to latex size, MPO to latex ratio for coupling, ratio of diluted serum to MPO-latex, reaction time and temperature for coupling, and reaction time for agglutination. Inhibition studies were performed using MPO, proteinase 3, bactericidal/permeability increasing protein, and lactoferrin. RESULTS There was very good correlation between this test and the conventional anti-MPO enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA): 81% of sera positive in the ELISA were positive by MPO-LSAT. MPO-LSAT results correlated better with IgM anti-MPO than with IgG anti-MPO. CONCLUSIONS MPO-LSAT is a simple diagnostic test that is potentially useful in the clinical laboratory as a rapid screening tool for vasculitic diseases.

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@article{Ko1999ALS, title={A latex slide agglutination test for rapid detection of antimyeloperoxidase antibody.}, author={Kwang Ho Ko and S. S. Lee and John W. M. Lawton}, journal={Journal of clinical pathology}, year={1999}, volume={52 10}, pages={770-2} }