Elastic Latex Allergy

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The latex agglutination test is a laboratory method to check for certain antibodies or antigens in a variety of bodily fluids including saliva, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, or blood.

How the test is performed

The test depends on what type of sample is needed.

  • For a urine sample, see urine collection -- clean catch or urine collection (infants).
  • For a blood sample, see venipuncture.
  • For a cerebrospinal fluid sample, see CSF collection.

The sample is sent to a lab, where it is mixed with latex...

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