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Diagnosis of Bacteroides fragilis infection with counter-immunoelectrophoresis.
  1. O A Okubadejo,
  2. N F Lightfoot,
  3. W G Hewitt


    In a study of 188 patients and 109 controls, the detection of antibody by counterimmunoelectrophoresis was used as a diagnostic aid in human infections with Bacteroides fragilis. It was found that positive results indicated current infection and negative results were not conclusive. The method used was simple, rapid, and easily performed in a routine laboratory, but further work is needed to enhance antigen potency.

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