Rose-Waaler test – Microbiology MCQ

Rose-Waaler test is a?
A. Co-agglutination test
B. Latex agglutination test
C. Slide agglutination test
D. Haemagglutination test

Correct answer : D. Haemagglutination test

  • Rose-Waaler test is a passive haemagglutination test.
  • It is done in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Autoantibody (RA factor) in the serum acts as antibody to gamma globulin.
  • RA factor can agglutinate red cells coated with globulins.

Ref: Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology, 9th edition, p110.

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