The Wellcogen™ Bacterial Antigen Kit provides a series of rapid latex tests for use in the qualitative detection of antigen from Streptococcus group B, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) groups A, B, C, Y or W135 and Escherichia coli K1 present in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as a consequence of infection. The kit can also be used to test other body fluids or blood culture supernatants for most of these antigens and plate cultures for N. meningitidis group B or Escherichia coli K1. (See Table 1 for indications supported by clinical data). 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; e.g. symptoms, results of other tests, clinical impressions etc.
Use this series of rapid latex tests in the qualitative detection of antigen present in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as a consequence of infection from Streptococcus Group B, H.influenzae Type b, S.pneumoniae, N. meningitidis groups A, C, Y, W135, N.meningitidis group B/E.coli K1.
The kit can also be used to test serum, urine or blood culture supernatants for most of these antigens and plate cultures for N. meningitidis group B or E. coli K1.
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