Comparison of enzyme immunoassay and latex agglutination methods for detection of Cryptococcus neoformans antigen.

@article{Scott1980ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of enzyme immunoassay and latex agglutination methods for detection of Cryptococcus neoformans antigen.},
  author={E. Nan Scott and Harold G. Muchmore and Frances G. Felton},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1980},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={790-4}
}
An enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide in human body fluids is described. The enzyme immunoassay detects cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide at a concentration of 6 ng/ml, compared with 35 ng/ml detectable by the latex agglutination test. The enzyme immunoassay detects cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide in body-fluid specimens that are negative by the latex agglutination test. Titers by enzyme immunoassay are generally higher and persist longer into… CONTINUE READING