Brucellosis(Diurnal or undulant fever) is a common febrile illness caused by infection with bacteria of some of the Brucella species(abortus, melitensis). This undulant fever is associated with symptoms, which are often variable and non specific withi chills, fever, sweats and anorexia. On exposure the body responds to this antigenic stimulation by producing specific antibodies whose titres rise slowly at early stages and then increases. Specific antibodies to the Brucella species are detectable a few weeks after exposure and are of considerable importance in the diagnosis of Brucellosis. Information regarding the time of antibodies can be btained by using specific Brucella A/M antigen suspensions.
The smooth, attenuated stained antigen suspensions are mixed with the patient's serum. Specific antibodies to Brucella antigens if present in the patient serum will react with the antigen suspension to produce an agglutination reaction. No agglutination indicates the absence of specific antibodies to Brucella antigens.
Brucella Abortus Antigen - 1 Vial of 5 ml.
Brucella Melitensis Antigen - 1 Vial of 5 ml.