Immunological Methods for Detection and Identification of Yersinia pestis
Yersinia pestis can be identified in the laboratory by conventional bacteriologic test; however, the process is lengthy (at least 2 days). Alternatively, immunological techniques can rapidly detect and identify the organism. This chapter describes methods for Y. pestis identification by immunological methods, including reverse indirect hemagglutination assay (RIHA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), immunochromatographic assay (ICA), and immunological biosensor technique.
Key wordsYersinia pestis Immunological techniques Biosensor
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