Accession Number : ADD001280

Title :   Detection and Titration of Viruses and Antibodies Using Latex.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Parikh,Gokaldas C ; Sorensen,Thomas C

Report Date : 30 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention relates to the detection of viruses and antibodies and especially to a universal and unique method of counting and assaying virus particles or antibody molecules. The adsorption of the virus particles or antibody molecules on latex causes agglutination of the latter. The types and amount of agglutination can be determined by using a Coulter Counter. From the sizes and the amounts of the specific aggregates formed, the type and quantity of virus particles or antibody molecules can be determined by comparison with data for known samples.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Serology, *Viruses, Antibodies, Assaying, Detection, Quantitative analysis, Latex, Adsorption, Methodology

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE