A serologically distinguishable strain of a microorganism.
- ‘Tests that aid in investigating the epidemiology of Listeria outbreaks are those that identify the serotype of the organism.’
- ‘Among the 102 non pregnant women in the present study, multiple serotypes were detected in 21.6 per cent.’
- ‘Each vaccine contains 23 purified pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides of S. pneumoniae serotypes.’
- ‘The serotypes were identified according to the chart provided by the manufacturers along with the kit.’
- ‘All the four serotypes of dengue virus could be detected and isolated during this epidemic.’
Assign (a microorganism) to a particular serotype.
- ‘As we did not serotype these pneumococcal strains or measure antibodies to them, we cannot do more than speculate on the mechanism for this observation.’
- ‘The isolates were serotyped and tested for susceptibility to antimicrobials including those recommended for intrapartum prophylaxis.’
- ‘The STEC isolates were serotyped at the E. coli Reference Center (Pennsylvania State University, University Park).’
- ‘However, when multiple GBS colonies were picked and serotyped, this concordance decreased to 80 per cent.’
- ‘Of the 143 patients with acute otitis media due to S. pneumoniae, 141 isolates were serotyped and 140 confirmed.’
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