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Pneumococcal Assay

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