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An interlaboratory trial of a latex agglutination kit for rapid identification of Salmonella enteritidis
  1. IM McLaren,
  2. MG Sojka,
  3. CJ Thorns and
  4. C Wray

Abstract

An interlaboratory trial was conducted of a latex agglutination kit for the rapid identification of Salmonella enteritidis, to assess the stability of the components and its performance with respect to a panel of three coded salmonellas and 243 field isolates. Two of the components of the kit deteriorated with time. All 62 isolates of S enteritidis were correctly identified by the kit; only two false positives were recorded and no false negatives.

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