Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2996
GUERREIRO HERNANDEZ, Ana María et al. Agglutination evaluation method related to use of latex to detection of reactive C protein. Rev Cubana Hematol Inmunol Hemoter [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2996.
Agglutination evaluation method related to use of latex for detection of reactive C protein (RCP) (RCP-Latex, CENTIS) was evaluated, using as reference a turbidimetry test (RCP-Turbilatex, Spinreact). In parallel, 97 sera from patients with possibilities of inflammation and sepsis were processed. Statistical analysis included determination of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and detection limits. Results achieved for sensitivity: 97,8 %; specificity: 98,0 %; NVP: 97,8 %; NPV: 98 % with a detection limit of 6 mg/L, may be considered of satisfactory, allowing to have a simple, fast, and efficient procedure without a especial equipment.
Palavras-chave : Agglutination-latex; reactive C protein; turbidimetry test..