IN VITRO DETERMINATION OF TETANUS IMMUNITY
BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX ARMY SURGICAL RESEARCH UNIT
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Four in vitro methods for the determination of tetanus immunity are discussed, including a new test which utilizes a passive latex agglutination technique. Of these tests, the passive latex agglutination technique appears to have the greatest potential for practical clinical value since it utilizes a relatively stable antigen and can be performed inexpensively in any well- equipped clinical laboratory within a matter of hours. The results obtained by the test may be valuable as a guide for the rational selection of the optimal type of therapy for tetanus prone individuals, both when a definite history of past immunization is obtained and when no history is available.
- Medicine and Medical Research