An improved antiserum agar method for detecting carriage ofHaemophilus influenzae type b

  • M. L. Barbour
  • D. W. Crook
  • R. T. Mayon-White
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Abstract

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.

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Barbour
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. W. Crook
    • 2
  • R. T. Mayon-White
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public HealthJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.Public Health LaboratoriesJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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