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.