Apparent false positive histoplasmin latex agglutination tests in patients with tuberculosis.

@article{Disalvo1976ApparentFP,
  title={Apparent false positive histoplasmin latex agglutination tests in patients with tuberculosis.},
  author={A F Disalvo and Dale Corbett},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={306-8}
}
Serum specimens from patients admitted to a respiratory disease hospital were examined by the histoplasmin latex agglutination, the complement fixation, and the agar gel immunodiffusion tests. Of 300 sera examined, 21 (7.0%) gave an apparent false positive reaction at a dilution of 1:16 or greater. Fourteen (66%) of the 21 patients studied has culturally proven tuberculosis. One patient each had a diagnosis of hypertensive cardiovascular disease with congestive heart failure, infection with… CONTINUE READING