Add a drop of the Latex Reagent to a well of the test card.
Using a disposable stirrer, collect a visible amount of an isolated colony about 2 mm in size from the overnight culture grown on 5% sheep blood agar plate.
Emulsify the culture sample in the Latex Reagent on the card. Discard the stirrer into an appropriate biohazard container.
Gently tilt and rotate the card in a complete circular motion for up to 45 seconds, or until agglutination is evident, which ever comes first. Positive reactions usually occur within 15-20 seconds.
View the mixture on the card, using only a high intensity light source. Do not use a magnifying lens
Reactive - Any degree of agglutination as compared to the nonreactive control.
Nonreactive - Smooth suspension with no visible agglutination after 45 seconds.
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