The latex agglutination test for FDP is widely employed clinically to aid in the diagnosis of DIC and other conditions. Of sera containing RF, 93% demonstrated positive FDP latex agglutination tests. Reducing agents in all instances destroyed the RF agglutinating capability. Furthermore, 86% of sera positive for FDP and RF became FDP-negative following reduction. Therefore RF was responsible for false-positive FDP latex agglutination tests in the majority of patients. Reduction of patient sera is a rapid, simple method to distinguish a positive FDP test from a false-positive due to RF.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine