Table of Contents

2020 Month : January Volume : 9 Issue : 1 Page : 5-9

Comparative Evaluation of Widal Slide Agglutination Test and Widal Tube Agglutination Test in Diagnosing Enteric Fever among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Western Odisha.

Shuvankar Mukherjee1, Anshuman Dash2, Shreekant Tiwari3

1Department of Microbiology, Hitech Medical College, Rourkela, Odisha, India. 2Department of Microbiology, Hitech Medical College, Rourkela, Odisha, India. 3Department of Microbiology, Hitech Medical College, Rourkela, Odisha, India.

References :


Crump JA, Luby SP, Mintz ED. The global burden of typhoid fever. Bull World Health Organ 2004;82(5):346-53.          

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

House D, Wain J, Ho VA, et al. Serology of typhoid fever in an area of endemicity and its relevance to diagnosis. J Clin Microbiol 2001;39(3):1002-7.     

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

Lavanya V, Solabannavar SS, Sonth SB. Comparison of results obtained by semi-quantitative slide agglutination and tube Widal tests in the diagnosis of suspected typhoid fever cases. Int J Biol Med Res 2013;4:3001-3.


Bijapur GAM, Kakkerei SR, Raysa NP, et al. A study to determine significant titre-values of Widal test in the diagnosis of enteric fever for a population of North Kerala, India. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2014;7(1):72-7.            

CrossRef | Google Scholar |

Keddy KH, Sooka A, Letsoalo ME, et al. Sensitivity and specificity of typhoid fever rapid antibody tests for laboratory diagnosis at two sub-Saharan African sites. Bull World Health Organ 2011;89(9):640-7.           

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

Mandell G, Bennet J, Dolin R. Principles and practice of infectious disease. 7th edn. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier 2010.           


Oslen SJ, Pruckler J, Bibb W, et al. Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid fever. J Clin Microbiol 2004;42(5):1885-9.          

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

Wilke A. Ergonul O, Bayar B. Widal test in diagnosis of typhoid fever in Turkey. Clin Diag Lab Immunol 2002;9(4):938-41.      

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

Das JC. Laboratory investigation of enteric fever in children: an update. J Chittagong Medical College Teachers’ Association 2007;18(2):37-42.   

Google Scholar |

Welch H, Mickle LF. A rapid slide test for the serological diagnosis of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers. Am J Public Health Nations Health 1936;26(3):248-55.            

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed

Handojo I, Edijianto SP, Probohoesodo MY, et al. Comparison of the diagnostic value of local Widal slide test with imported Widal slide test. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2004;35(2):366-70.      

Google Scholar | PubMed

Radhika R, Subathra N. Comparison of tube Widal test and Slide Widal test in the diagnosis of Enteric Fever. Int J Microb Res 2017;9(4):888-90.   

CrossRef |

Jahan N, Khatoon R, Amrita, et al. Comparative evaluation of slide agglutination and Widal tube agglutination test in detecting enteric fever among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in North India. Int J Res Med Sci 2016;4(10):4290-6.          

CrossRef | Google Scholar |

Altman DG, Bland JM. Diagnostic tests 2: predictive values. BMJ 1994;309(6947):102.               

CrossRef | Google Scholar | PubMed