DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A LATEX AGGLUTINATION TEST FOR THE DETECTION OF MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM ANTIBODIES IN CHICKEN SERA

Article Id: ARCC156 | Page : 356-359
Citation :- DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A LATEX AGGLUTINATION TEST FOR THE DETECTION OF MYCOPLASMA GALLISEPTICUM ANTIBODIES IN CHICKEN SERA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):356-359
Surya Sankar*, G. Krishnan Nair, M. Mini and M.Hiron Harshan
Address : Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur - 680 651, India

Abstract

A rapid whole cell protein antigen (iron restricted Mycoplasma gallisepticum) based latex agglutination test (LAT) was developed to detect the presence of anti- Mycoplasma gallisepticum antibodies in the sera of poultry affected with mycoplasmosis. The test was found to be sensitive, specific and accurate in comparison with Haemagglutination Inhibition (HI) test. The rapidity, simplicity and economics of the LAT were found to fulfill the requirements of a screening test for Mycoplasma gallisepticum antibodies.

Keywords

Latex agglutination test Mycoplasma gallisepticum antibodies.

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