False-positive cryptococcal antigen latex agglutination caused by disinfectants and soaps

L. B. Blevins, J. Fenn, H. Segal, P. Newcomb-Gayman, K. C. Carroll

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Abstract

Five disinfectants or soaps were tested to determine if any could be responsible for false-positive results obtained with the Latex-Crypto Antigen Detection System kit (Immuno-Mycologics, Inc., Norman, Okla.). Three disinfectants or soaps (Derma soap, 7X, and Bacdown) produced false-positive agglutination after repeated washing of ring slides during testing of a known negative cerebrospinal fluid specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1674-1675
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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