Febrile Agglutinin Profile
This test detects the presence of agglutinating antibodies against a panel of so-called “febrile” antigens, and is used in evaluating patients for cryptic infections caused by Brucella spp, Rickettsia spp, and Salmonella spp. The panel of antigens included in this tests consists of Salmonella Gp D “O” (somatic) antigen, Salmonella GPs a, b, and d “H” (flagellar antigen), Brucella abortus antigen, and Proteus vulgaris strains OX-2, OX-K, and OX-19 antigens. The Proteus antigens are agglutinated differentially by antibodies produced in response to infection with certain rickettsial organisms, primarily those in the spotted fever and typhus groups, in the classic Weil-Felix reaction.
Includes: Febrile Agglutinin Profile
Categories: Infectious Diseases