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.