ACCELERATED DETECTION OF THE PATHOGENS OF CERTAIN DISEASES BY THE FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY METHOD
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The highly specific and sensitive fluorescent antibody method is easily applicable to the quick detection of various agents. Most convincing is the use of the method for detecting agents in water and in washings from slightly contaminated surfaces, in which the percentage of positive results approximates 100. Satisfactory results have been obtained in the use of this method in studying heavily contaminated surfaces and certain food products. The agents of typhoid fever, brucellosis, and tularemia can be detected. Bacillary forms of bacteria with clear-cut morphology can readily be diagnosed.
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