Wellcogen™ H. influenzae b is a rapid latex test for use in the qualitative detection of antigen from Haemophilus influenzae type b, present in body fluids as a consequence of infection or in blood cultures. NOTE: Tests performed directly on clinical specimens are intended for screening purposes and should augment, not replace, culture procedures. Results must be used in conjunction with other data; eg symptoms, results of other tests, clinical impressions etc
Use this rapid latex test in the qualitative detection of antigen from Haemophilus influenzae type b, present in body fluids as a consequence of infection, or in blood cultures.
The reagent consists of polystyrene latex particles which have been coated with antibodies specific to H. influenzae type b antigen. These latex particles agglutinate in the presence of sufficient homologous antigen.
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