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If brucellosis is strongly suspected and the CSFAT is negative, then the CSF Coombs agglutination test is more sensitive (10).
A total of 400 apparently healthy blood donors provided serum samples for testing the baseline antibody titre against Salmonella enterica, using Widal tube agglutination test. Blood donors were in the age group of 18 to 55 years.
Hartskeerl, "Leptospirosis serodiagnosis by the microscopic agglutination test," Current Protocols in Microbiology, 2014.
Whilst the RBT is a rapid agglutination test used for diagnosis of brucellosis in human (Ruiz-Mesa et al., 2005), competitive ELISA (cELIA) has the advantage of its use in different species and its potential to produce results in poor quality or exhausted serum samples as well (Perrett et al., 2010).
Negi (1996), Spot agglutination test for the rapid diagnosis of goat pox, Tropical Animal Health and Production, 28(3): 213-215.
Two milliliters of whole blood was taken from each subject by antecubital vein puncture with aseptic conditions for antigen-antibody agglutination test. A few drops of blood were kept on clean slides.
Serum treponema pallidum particle agglutination test positive, other syphilis relative tests such as serum toluidine red unheated serum test, rapid plasma reagin (RPR), Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL), and CSF RPR, VDRL tests were all negative.
Serological diagnosis is usually performed using a tube agglutination test (TAT), a rapid slide agglutination test, and a gel immunodiffusion test [2-4].
Latex agglutination test has been the method of choice in the development of a rapid test kit in many fields including clinical and veterinary medicines [16-20].
Serological test like the rose Bengal test (RBT), slow agglutination test (SAT), mercaptoethanol test, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and complement fixation test (Islam et al., 1983) are generally used for the detection of Brucella infection in animals.