What is the role of latex-enhanced immunoturbidimetric and immunofiltration assays in the workup of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The older qualitative latex agglutination assay is not accurate and should not be used for making treatment decisions in patients with suspected DVT. Newer latex-enhanced immunoturbidimetric and immunofiltration assays have high sensitivity and are available.


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