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J Med Microbiol. 1986 Feb;21(1):83-6.

Serotyping of campylobacters by co-agglutination on the basis of heat-stable antigens.

Abstract

A new and simple method of serotyping campylobacters has been developed which utilises co-agglutination to detect the presence of heat-stable antigens. Campylobacters are heated at 75 degrees C for 30 min to destroy antigenic protein and allowed to react on a glass slide with staphylococci coated with antibody. Of 74 isolates, 67 gave the same result by co-agglutination and the previously described passive haemagglutination method. The co-agglutination technique may be used as a rapid screening test before serotyping by passive haemagglutination.

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