An improved antiserum agar method for detecting carriage ofHaemophilus influenzae type b
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- Barbour, M.L., Crook, D.W. & Mayon-White, R.T. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. (1993) 12: 215. doi:10.1007/BF01967116
Enriched Columbia medium was tested against Levinthal medium for the isolation ofHaemophilus influenzae type b. In both media,Haemophilus influenzae type b recovery and antigen-antibody precipitation halos were equivalent.Haemophilus influenzae type b colony size and iridescence were superior on enriched Columbia medium. Enriched Columbia medium is inexpensive, simply prepared and easily standardised.