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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 Feb;21(2):130-2.

False-positive results caused by cotton swabs in commercial Aspergillus antigen latex agglutination test.

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Laboratoire de Parasitologie et Mycologie, Hôpital du Bocage, Dijon, France.

Abstract

While testing for Aspergillus spp. using a commercially available latex agglutination test on a brain biopsy wrapped in a cotton swab, false-positive results were obtained. Subsequent application of the test on lavage samples obtained using cotton and synthetic swabs resulted positive with the cotton swabs only. This suggests that epitopes cross-reactive with Aspergillus galactomannan may be present in cotton.

PMID:
11939394
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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