Reagents, Serology, Bacteria, Staphylococcus Species, Antigen
Definition : Serology reagents used in tests intended to detect antigens that permit the identification of strains of species of Staphylococcus a genus of coccoid bacteria of the family Micrococcaceae. Staphylococci that are pathologic to humans include S. aureus, S. epidermidis, and S. saprophyticus. The most important species is S. aureus because of its ability to cause serious suppurative infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients, neonates, and the elderly through damaged skin or in viral infections of the lungs. These reagents are used mostly in epidemiology tests.
Entry Terms : "Reagents, Serology, Bacteria, Staphylococci, Antigen"
UMDC code : 19370