Accession Number : ADA140495

Title :   Rapid Identification of Group A Streptococcal Antigen Directly from Throat Swabs: A Study Using two Commercially Prepared Reagents.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,E A

PDF Url : ADA140495

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Direct identification of group A streptococcal antigens in extracts from 48 throat swabs, before culture, was done using a latex test. The latex method correctly identified 83% (Wellcome) and 91% (Difco) of the swabs containing streptococci as subsequently demonstrated by culture. The technology lends itself to the requirements of small laboratories or dispensaries and to field facilities such as those available to the Rapid Deployment Forces.

Descriptors :   *Antigens, *Streptococcus, *Immunology, Infectious diseases, Identification, Throat, Secretion, Fluorescent antibody techniques, Test methods, Nitric acid, Extraction, Agglutination, Latex

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE