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Rapid grouping of beta-hemolytic streptococci by latex agglutination.

Authors
  • Y A Lue
  • I P Howit
  • P D Ellner
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1978
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Latex agglutination was compared with fluorescent-antibody staining with group A conjugate and Lancefield precipitation for grouping of beta-hemolytic streptococci. Latex agglutination correctly grouped 98.8% of 82 group A streptococci and more than 95% of 187 group B, C, or G streptococci. Occasional cross-reactions occurred between groups A and C and groups B and G.

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