INDIRECT HEMAGGLUTINATION TEST FOR MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE EMPLOYING A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ANTIGEN AND ADAPTED TO THE MICROTITER TECHNIC
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND NUTRITION LAB DENVER CO DENVER United States
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Two Mycoplasma pneumoniae antigens were compared employing an indirect hemagglutination method modified to a microtiter technic. Sonic treatment of the antigen immediately prior to sensitizing erythrocytes is an important step in the procedure. The IHA test must be performed on a larger number of sera in order to evaluate its usefulness. Other commercial sources of antigen for sensitizing erythrocytes should be investigated.