Development and evaluation of rapid monoclonal antibody-based coagglutination test for direct detection of Vibrio cholerae O139 synonym Bengal in stool samples

F. Qadri, A. Chowdhury, J. Hossain, K. Chowdhury, T. Azim, T. Shimada, K. M.N. Islam, R. B. Sack, M. J. Albert

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A monoclonal antibody-based coagglutination test directly detected Vibrio cholerae O139 synonym Bengal in 83 of 120 watery diarrheal stool specimens; on culture, 90 samples were positive. Thus, with 92% sensitivity, 100% specificity, and 100% positive and 95% negative predictive values, the coagglutination test is a useful rapid test for V. cholerae O139.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1590
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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