capsular antigen


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cap·su·lar an·ti·gen

that found only in the capsules of certain microorganisms; for example, the specific polysaccharides of various types of pneumococci.

cap·su·lar an·ti·gen

(kap'sū-lăr an'ti-jen)
That found only in the capsules of certain microorganisms; e.g., the specific polysaccharides of various types of pneumococci.
[Ger. Kapsel, capsule]
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Among the 35 described serotypes classified by differences in capsular antigens, serotype 2 is the most frequently isolated from humans worldwide, and serotype 14 cases are also increasing in some countries (1).
Laboratory procedures included assessing CSF turbidity, Gram staining, searching for soluble capsular antigens by using the Pastorex latex agglutination kit (Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA, USA), and testing by the dipstick rapid diagnostic test for N.