Diagnostic Reagents from oxoid
Oxoid is a leading supplier of products for microbiology applications including diagnostic reagents and media for cell culture. The company provides a very wide range of reagents for diagnostic purposes, with a product designed detecting the presence of many different pathogenic microorganisms.
Many of Oxoid’s reagents are supplied in easy to use, safe plastic bottles. These reduce the risk of injury from broken bottles and comply with EU regulations of packaging waste. The diagnostic reagents are used for a variety of rapid latex agglutination tests which provide accurate, reliable results in a matter of minutes. Oxoid also manufactures DrySpot kits, consisting of reaction cards with the necessary reagents already dried on to the card – the user needs only to add the sample to the card.
The Oxoid range of diagnostic reagents includes Reagent Kits for Syphilis Diagnosis.
These reagents are used with the Oxoid VDRL Carbon Antigen Test. This is a rapid agglutination test designed to detect the presence of antibodies to non-treponemal organisms. Test cards containing the reagents are supplies and the samples added; positive results are indicated by large aggregates in the rest circle, with negative results visible by a smooth appearance in the test circle.
Oxoid reagents are also used in the Oxoid TPHA test, a haemoagglutination test for antibodies to Treponema pallidum in serum. Performed in a microtitre plate, agglutination of test cells in an even layer on the well bottom is an indicator of T. pallidum-specific antibodies.
Oxoid diagnostic reagents for Adenovirus
Oxoid Magen Adenovirus is an immunofluorescence test for adenovirus in samples including respiratory secretions as well as for the detection of adenovirus in cell cultures. Specimens are incubated with a conjugated antibody reagent and the excess reagent washed off with phosphate buffered saline. The reagent stained areas are examined with epifluorescent illumination under a microscope – adenovirus is visible as a bright green fluorescence.
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Date added: 2015-05-24 12:10:40