quellung reaction


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Noun1.quellung reaction - the swelling of the capsule surrounding a microorganism after reaction with an antibody; the basis of certain tests for identifying microorganisms; "pneumococcus quellung"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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Serogrouping and serotyping were performed by the quellung reaction using antiserum provided by Statens Serum Institute (Copenhagen, Denmark) (8).
Serotyping was performed by the Quellung reaction using pool, group, type and factor commercial antisera (SSI Diagnostica; Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark).
All serotypes were confirmed using the Quellung reaction (as per manufacturer's instruction).