was performed and risk factors of carriage were evaluated.
was performed with the capsular Neufeld Quellung method using some common factor antisera provided by the SSI.
Although there are many sensitive serological techniques which have been employed for early diagnosis of Dengue virus, the most widely used method is nested PCR because it is economical and specific for serotyping
analysis for better disease management (Lanciotti et al.
A selection of these isolates were also subjected to conventional serotyping
by using CDC typing antisera as described (6).
Assay costs were from $10 to $12 per sample using ISR, compared with $35 to $185 for KW serotyping
completed by ADHPHL on the eight stool isolates identified Salmonella Anatum.
was done by slide agglutination test using corresponding antisera [supplied by DIFCO BACTO Detroit Michigan 48232-7058 USA Lot No.
Invasive site isolates are voluntarily and routinely submitted to the BCCDC Public Health and Reference Microbiology Laboratory by front-line hospital and community laboratories for serotyping
and forwarded to a national reference laboratory for confirmation (National Centre for Streptococcus 2002-April 2010, and National Microbiology Laboratory April to December 2010).
Pneumococcal isolates from clinical specimens (Blood, CSF, Respiratory and other) encountered during the period between September 2002 and December 2007 in the Royal Hospital, a 600 bedded-tertiary care hospital serving Muscat area as well as being a referral health care centre for patients from all over Oman, were identified by conventional methods using Gram stain, alphhaemolysis and optochin-susceptibiltiy, saved in skimmed milk at -80 degrees centigrade for serotyping
The researchers send the isolates to a central laboratory for serotyping
and complete a standardized case report form that includes demographic and clinical information, including the number of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccinations (PCV7) the child has received.
Subset of Indian strains were included along with other Asian strains and have been subjected to serotyping
and genotyping by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) (5).