Accession Number : ADA140495
Title : Rapid Identification of Group A Streptococcal Antigen Directly from Throat Swabs: A Study Using two Commercially Prepared Reagents.
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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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE