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The agreement rate of rose Bengal, modified rose Bengal and rapid Wright tests for detection of positive serum sample of Brucellosis

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Author(s): Ali Gorgeen Karaji | Firouzeh Abdi | Mansour Rezaei

Journal: Behbood
ISSN 1735-093X

Volume: 15;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: rose Bengal | modified rose Bengal | rapid Wright

ABSTRACT
Background: Rose Bengal is a common test for serologic diagnosis of brucellosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement rate between modified rose Bengal, rose Bengal and rapid Wright tests for detection of antibody positive serum samples. Methods: Cross section study was designed. 941 serum sample of patients referred to the central medical laboratory of Kermanshah, were evaluated by rose Bengal, modified rose Bengal and rapid Wright, using convenient sampling method. Positive samples were confirmed and their titers were defined by Wright agglutination test. Results: The number of positive serum samples with modified rose Bengal was two fold higher than conventional rose Bengal test (P

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