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Rapid Methods for the Laboratory Identification of Pathogenic Microorganisms.
Annual rept. 1 Feb-31 Jul 81,
LOUISVILLE UNIV KY
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The screening of staphylococci with a panel of 14 lectins and extracts demonstrating lectin-like activity led to the development of a rapid agglutination slide test for the identification of coagulase-negative and coagulase-positive staphylococci. The coagulase-negative staphylococci were agglutinated by agglutinins from Mangifera indica, Triticum vulgaris, and Limulus polyphemus. The test is rapid, requiring only 5 to 15 min to identify an unknown staphylococcus, as opposed to 4-16 hrs required to perform the conventional tube coagulase test.
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