Neufeld capsular swelling

(redirected from quellung test)

Neu·feld cap·su·lar swell·ing

(nū'feld),
increase in opacity and visibility of the capsule of capsulated organisms exposed to specific agglutinating anticapsular antibodies.

Neu·feld cap·su·lar swell·ing

(noy'feld kap'sŭ-lăr swel'ing)
Increase in opacity and visibility of the capsule of capsulated organisms exposed to specific agglutinating anticapsular antibodies.
Synonym(s): Neufeld reaction, quellung phenomenon, quellung reaction (1) , quellung test.

Neufeld,

Ferdinand, German bacteriologist, 1869-1945.
Neufeld capsular swelling - increase in opacity and visibility of the capsule of capsulated organisms exposed to specific agglutinating anticapsular antibodies. Synonym(s): Neufeld quellung reaction; Neufeld reaction; quellung phenomenon; quellung reaction; quellung test
Neufeld quelling reaction - Synonym(s): Neufeld capsular swelling
Neufeld reaction - Synonym(s): Neufeld capsular swelling
References in periodicals archive ?
Comparison of the Denka Seiken slide agglutination method to the quellung test for serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates.