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Code: DR0520

Oxoid VDRL Carbon Antigen is used for the detection of reagin antibodies, which indicate a serological diagnosis of syphilis. It is a modified form of the VDRL antigen utilising micro-particulate carbon1 to enhance the visual reading of results. The product is suitable for use on both single and multi-channel Auto-Analyzer equipment and for a manual slide test,2,3,4,5,6

Components of the Kit
VDRL Carbon Antigen Reagent

Materials required but not provided.
1 Manual testing
White backed ringed slides
Pipettes to deliver 17 Ál and 50 Ál
Rotary shaking table
2 Automated testing
Single or multi-channel Auto-Analyzer equipment
A magnetic stirrer
For full proceedure please see product insert.

Store the antigen at 2-8° C. Ensure that the cap is fully tightened. The kit should not be used after the expiry date printed on the label.

1. Portnoy J., Brewer J.H. and Harris A.D. (1962) US Public Health Report 77. 645
2. McGrew B.E., Stout G.W. and Falcone V.H. (1968) Am.J. Med.Tech 34. 634
3. McGrew B.E., Ducross M.J.F.,Stout G.W. and Falcone V.H. (1968b) Am.J.Clin.Pathol. 50. 52
4. Norins L.C., Automation in Analytical Chemistry, Technicon Symposium 1967, 1. 157 New York Mediad (1968)
5. Stevens R.W. and Stroebel E. (1970) Am.J.Clin. Pathol. 53. 32
6. Stout G.W.,McGrew B.E. and Falcone, V.H. (1968) J.Conf.Public Health Lab. Directors, 26. 7

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