Serotyping Streptococcus pneumoniae

ken_bromberg at ken_bromberg at
Fri Jul 14 23:28:03 EST 1995

In article <3u60o6$p5r at>, <nag3 at> writes:
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> From: neill gingles <nag3 at>
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> Subject: Serotyping Streptococcus pneumoniae
> Date: 14 Jul 1995 14:59:18 GMT
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> I have been using the Quellung reaction to serotype some capsular types 
> but have had difficulty identifying capsular swelling in a few strains. 
> I wonder if anyone has a better protocol or another quick method of 
> serotyping Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Co-agglutination reagents will work.  If you send us the strains, we can do it.
Ken Bromberg, MD
Brooklyn, NY

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