Accession Number:

AD0650517

Title:

IN VITRO DETERMINATION OF TETANUS IMMUNITY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX ARMY SURGICAL RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE