Pneumococcal Assay Development

The Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory at the University of Alabama Birmingham:

  • Serves as a WHO Pneumococcal Serology Reference Laboratory
  • Developed SOP for the widely used WHO ELISA.
  • Invented multiplexed opsonophagocytosis assay.
  • Discovered new pneumococcal capsule types.
  • Measures opsonic capacity of antibodies to pneumococci.
  • Performs WHO ELISA for pneumococcal antibodies.
  • Performs pneumococcal capsule typing.

Nahm Lab 2011