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Capsular Serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae Using the Quellung Reaction

DOI :

10.3791/51208-v

4:25 min

February 24th, 2014

February 24th, 2014

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1Pneumococcal Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Melbourne

The Quellung reaction is the gold standard technique for serotyping Streptococcus pneumoniae. This technique utilizes a microscope and specific pneumococcal antisera and is commonly used in reference and research laboratories worldwide.

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