Detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster virus using a latex agglutination assay.

@article{Gershon1994DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of antibodies to varicella-zoster virus using a latex agglutination assay.},
  author={Anne A. Gershon and Phillip Larussa and Sharon Projansky Steinberg},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic virology},
  year={1994},
  volume={2 4-5},
  pages={271-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is a clinical need to have a rapid and sensitive means to identify persons with immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV). OBJECTIVES We evaluated a simple-to-perform assay for detecting antibodies to VZV using a commercial latex agglutination (LA) test, in which dilutions of test sera were added to latex particles that had been coated with VZV glycoprotein antigens. STUDY DESIGN Sera obtained from patients, including recipients of varicella vaccine, whose clinical immune… CONTINUE READING