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A latex particle precipitation test in the diagnosis of thyroid disease
  1. J. R. Philp,
  2. D. M. Weir,
  3. A. E. Stuart,
  4. W. J. Irvine
  1. Departments of Bacteriology, Pathology, and Therapeutics, University of Edinburgh


    The method of latex particle precipitation has been applied to the detection of circulating antibody to a crude extract of thyroid. The sensitivity of the method is intermediate between that of the agar diffusion and the tanned cell haemagglutination techniques. If only the grosser degrees of latex precipitation are taken as being significant, the method would appear to be of equal value as the agar diffusion test in the diagnosis of lymphadenoid goitre.

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