Path 415: agglutination is where it’s at

So far I have only heard from one of you, but that one person is right on track with looking to agglutination as a quick, dirty, yet fully effective means to track the serotype of the strain of N. meningitides that has come to town. There are a number of reasons why flow may not work as well here, and CL has them largely figured out! So the question becomes, how do you know your assay is working, and how can you be sure to trust your results?